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Table 5 Percentage of households with persons aged 60 and above 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 3146 (22.2) 19.3 24.4 28.3 24.2 15.4 30.9 14.5 10.1
 Guinea 2414 (30.5) 26.5 32.6 29 35.1 27.4 34 22.4 23.4
 Mali 2253 (23.7) 23.3 23.8 27 22.2 21.8 27 16.3 16.1
 Nigeria 8387 (20.8) 20.9 20.6 22.8 22.1 18.2 34 25.4 10.5
 Senegal 3531 (42.1) 36.3 48.4 45.8 49.9 36.5 47.6 33.2 29.6
Middle Africa
 Angola 2639 (16.4) 12.8 22.1 23.5 15.9 11 31.7 15.6 6.7
 Chad 2946 (17.1) 17 17.1 19.1 15.9 15.5 22.5 11 6.6
Eastern Africa
 Burundi 2772 (17.4) 11.3 18.1 20.3 16.7 13.4 24.7 10.9 7.1
 Ethiopia 4124 (24.8) 17.2 26.7 27.2 27.5 19.1 36.2 12.4 8.1
 Tanzania 2859 (22.8) 15.7 26.2 28 26 15.4 46.5 18.7 10.3
 Uganda 3309 (16.9) 11.6 18.7 21.4 17.9 12.9 39.3 15.2 8
 Rwanda 2186 (17.2) 10.4 18.6 19.9 17.4 13.5 36.3 11.2 6.7
Southern Africa
 Malawi 5253 (19.9) 9.6 21.8 21.4 21.3 16.4 38.9 19.6 7.9
 South Africa 2915 (26.3) 22.5 34.4 24.8 21.6 31.8 59.3 39.3 16.2
 Zambia 2265 (17.6) 14.5 20 20.1 20.4 13.7 36.3 20.6 10.8
 Zimbabwe 2305 (21.9) 11.7 27 26.9 25.1 12.1 59.4 36.2 8.3