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Table 2 Results of the questionnaire from the 151 adults

From: Health and sanitary status in 1970 of Tubu nomads dwelling in Northeastern Niger

Item Value
Demography and sociology  
  Average age (year, estimated)  
   Males 44.6 (range: 17-80)
   Females 43.5 (range: 17-75)
  Average age of death (year, estimated)1  
   Of fathers 56
   Of mothers 60
  Rate of violent death (accident, crime, war)1  
   For fathers 18.3% (17/93)
   For mothers 5.8% (4/69)
  Average number of children per married woman (no single mother) 4.7
  Death between the 6th month of pregnancy and the 3rd day post-delivery 232‰ (73/315)2
  Death between the 4th day post-delivery and 1 year of age 153‰ (37/242)2
  Death between 1 year of age and 10 years 99‰ (24/242)2
Family medical history  
  Reported blindness in father1 8.6% (13/151)
  Reported blindness in mother1 10.6% (16/151)
Personal medical history  
  Smallpox 4.0% (6/151)
  Chronic or febrile pulmonary illnesses 3.3% (5/151)
  Epilepsia 1.3% (2/151)
  Otorhinolaryngeal involvement 1.2% (2/151)
  1. 1Only one report was registered per parent and per siblings.
  2. 2The denominator stands for the total number of births (315) or of surviving children (242).