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Table 3 Distribution of Isolation capacity in selected African countries

From: Risk assessment for COVID-19 transmission at household level in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from DHS

Sub-region/country Overall: n (%) Residence (%) Wealth index (%) Education: Household head (%)
Urban Rural Poor Average Rich None Primary Secondary+
Western Africa
 Benin 6847 (48.4) 50.6 46.7 43.1 47.8 53.2 47.3 44.4 54.6
 Guinea 3890 (49.2) 46.4 50.6 44.6 54.7 48.3 49.5 47.2 49.1
 Mali 5098 (53.6) 52.3 54 49.7 55.4 55.9 51 55.7 62.3
 Nigeria 22413 (55.4) 56.6 54.5 49.4 55.9 59.4 53.2 55.1 57
 Senegal 3593 (42.9) 48.4 37 32.5 38.9 49.8 39.3 41.7 57.4
Middle Africa
 Angola 7524 (46.7) 46.4 47.2 46.2 46.2 47.5 51.1 42.7 47
 Chad 6677 (39.2) 44.1 37.9 40.9 33.9 42.3 36.1 39.4 49
Eastern Africa
 Burundi 8465 (53.0) 54.2 52.8 52.1 51.8 56 56.9 46.6 58.7
 Ethiopia 5136 (30.9) 53.4 25.2 21.8 25.1 45.8 27.6 25.4 54
 Tanzania 6801 (54.1) 61.2 50.7 40.6 55.6 64.6 50.9 51.7 67.3
 Uganda 9887 (50.5) 57.6 48 38.5 50.1 59.3 53.6 45.8 56.3
 Rwanda 7408 (58.4) 65.5 57 54.6 57.2 64.9 62 53.9 73.9
Southern Africa
 Malawi 13165 (49.9) 60 48.1 41.2 50.4 61.1 50.1 46.9 56.7
 South Africa 8576 (77.4) 78 76.1 72.3 74.4 84.6 69.8 70.9 80.7
 Zambia 5780 (45.0) 48.6 42.5 38.5 45.5 49.7 47.3 41 48.1
 Zimbabwe 6203 (58.9) 61.9 57.4 47.6 65 65.1 60.9 59.3 58.4