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Table 3 Characteristics of deaths reported in the 2013 census in the Dakar region according to their registration (n = 12,973)

From: Motivations and barriers to death registration in Dakar, Senegal

  Death registered Death not registered Unknown p value
Sex of the deceased        
 Male 6031 (83%) 793 (11%) 416 (6%) 0.038
 Female 4786 (83%) 670 (12%) 277 (5%)
Age group of the deceased        
 0–4 1210 (71%) 400 (23%) 95 (6%)  < 2e−16‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
 5–14 492 (75%) 126 (19%) 41 (6%)
 15–59 4396 (84%) 511 (10%) 308 (6%)
 60 +  4719 (87%) 426 (8%) 249 (5%)
Age group of the HH head        
 10–29 369 (76%) 82 (17%) 36 (7%)  < 2e−16
 30–59 6993 (82%) 1,035 (12%) 477 (6%)
 60 +  3455 (87%) 346 (9%) 180 (5%)
Education of the HH head        
 Never attended school 3003 (78%) 559 (15%) 266 (7%)  < 2e−16
 Attended school 7814 (85%) 904 (10%) 427 (5%)
 Birth registration of HH head        
 Birth certificate 8885 (85%) 1,077 (10%) 511 (5%)  < 2e−16
 Decree in lieu of birth certificate 1519 (80%) 282 (15%) 109 (6%)
 None 157 (71%) 48 (22%) 17 (8%)
 DK 256 (70%) 56 (15%) 56 (15%)
Wealth quintiles        
 Richest 1608 (90%) 110 (6%) 71 (4%)  < 2e−16
 Richer 1713 (88%) 159 (8%) 77 (4%)
 Middle 2133 (86%) 232 (9%) 122 (5%)
 Poorer 2542 (82%) 402 (13%) 163 (5%)
 Poorest 2752 (77%) 554 (16%) 257 (7%)
Department        
 Dakar 3728 (88%) 322 (8%) 178 (4%)  < 2e−16
 Guediawaye 1332 (87%) 131 (9%) 70 (5%)
 Pikine 4305 (81%) 658 (12%) 326 (6%)
 Rufisque 1452 (76%) 352 (18%) 119 (6%)