Table 1

Regional variations in vaccine coverage, deliveries attended by trained personnel and permanent dwelling. Percent. (N)
Vaccine coverage. Percent fully vaccinated1 Number of observations1 Percent living in permanent dwelling – 20072 Percent delivered by trained personell 2007 – 20083
Total 33 17868 41 42
Likoma 83 18 - -
Nsanje 74 470 31 61
Salima 64 534 47 51
Ntcheu 60 616 70 50
Kasungu 57 775 52 25
Chikwawa 56 550 54 39
Mwanza 55 479 62 60
Chiradzulu 52 568 61 49
Ntchisi 46 571 68 43
Dedza 39 812 58 32
Dowa 38 595 56 38
Phalombe 38 626 63 56
Lilongwe/Lilongwe city 37 1558 36 43
Thyolo 36 712 78 40
Mzimba/Mzuzu city 30 1037 60 47
Machinga 29 604 83 60
Zomba/Zomba city 26 1151 60 41
Karonga 25 658 49 34
Blantyre/Blantyre city 21 794 36 30
Mulanje 14 490 77 44
Nkhotakota 14 585 33 41
Balaka 14 546 59 42
Mangochi 11 1014 49 34
Mchinji 9 685 60 42
Chitipa 6 483 68 53
Nkhata bay 6 475 52 37
Rumphi 2 462 41 100

1Source: 2007 welfare monitoring survey. Missing observations for vaccine coverage was 2.1% (N=383).

2Source: Ministry of health and population. Table 3.9, Malawi Statistical yearbook 2009. Reproductive health care by district july 2007 – june 2008: http://www.nso.malawi.net/images/stories/data_on_line/general/yearbook/Yearbook_2009/Chapter%203.xls webcite.

3Source: Table 5.3, p.52 in The 2008 Malawi Population and Housing Main report: http://www.nso.malawi.net/images/stories/data_on_line/demography/census_2008/Main%20Report/ThematicReports/Spatial%20Distribution%20and%20Urbanisation.pdf webcite.

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