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Table 3 Descriptive statistics for independent variables in the study

From: Priority setting towards achieving under-five mortality target in Africa in context of sustainable development goals: an ordinary least squares (OLS) analysis

Variablea Minimum Maximum Mean Standard Deviation Coefficient of Variation (Mean/SD)
Total Fertility 1.52 7.58 4.87 1.27 0.26
Adolescent Fertility 10.73 210.37 105.12 42.81 0.41
Adult Literacy 25.31 94.23 62.41 19.14 0.31
Female Literacy 12.19 92.18 54.83 22.88 0.42
Rural Percent 14.30 89.36 61.98 15.89 0.26
Income per Capita 560.00 26,790.00 4042.33 5284.64 1.31
Female Employment 11.80 86.40 57.14 18.31 0.32
Poverty Level 8.00 76.80 46.21 15.90 0.34
Gov. Expenditure 1.84 20.08 10.14 3.94 0.39
Total Expenditure 11.90 896.19 122.25 192.95 1.58
Personal Expenditure 7.45 88.15 39.03 21.07 0.54
Sanitation 9.50 92.70 34.12 21.48 0.63
Water 44.00 99.00 69.14 15.89 0.23
  1. Note: All variables have 43 observation, i.e. total number of countries for which data was obtained
  2. aVariable names are abbreviated all through the paper and provided below:
  3. Total Fertility = Total Fertility Rate; Adolescent Fertility = Adolescent Fertility Rate; Adult Literacy = Total Adult Literacy Rate; Female Literacy = Female Adult Literacy Rate; Rural Percent = Percent Rural Population; Income per Capita = Gross National Income per Capita; Female Employment = Total Female Employment to Population Ratio; Poverty Level = Percent Population Living under National Poverty Level; Government Expenditure = Percent Government Expenditure on Health Per Capita; Total Expenditure = Total Expenditure on Health; Personal Expenditure = Percent Out-of-Pocket Expenditure; Sanitation = Percent Population with Access to Improved Sanitation Facilities; Water = Percent Population with Access to Improved Drinking Water