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Table 1 Population and household characteristics by ethnic group registered in Area III of Pampa del Indio, Chaco, Argentina in 2015

From: Inequalities in the social determinants of health and Chagas disease transmission risk in indigenous and creole households in the Argentine Chaco

Demographic characteristics Qom Creole Total
Ethnic group (%) 93.1 6.9 100
Age structure
 Population < 15 y.o. (%) 45.4 22.7 43.8
 Population ≥ 65 y.o. (%) 5.1 17.0 5.9
 Median age 17.4 28.9 17.5
 Ageing indexa 11.2 75.0 13.6
Gender structure
 Females (%) 47.9 40.7 47.4
 Males (%) 52.1 59.3 52.6
 Sex ratiob 108.7 145.8 110.9
Demographic indicators
 Females of childbearing age (%) 20.8 22.7 20.9
 Children per 100 females of childbearing agec 81.0 20.0 65.3
 General fertility rate (per 1000 PY)    133.4
 Crude birth rate (per 1000 PY)    30.5
 Crude mortality rate (per 1000 PY)    4.2
Household characteristics
 Household size, median (IQR) 6 (4–8) 3 (1–5) 5 (3–8)
 Overcrowding, median (IQR) 3.0 (2.0–5.0) 1.5 (1.0–2.5) 3.0 (2.0–4.5)
 Household with children < 15 y.o. (%) 80.7 36.4 75.2
Household composition (%)
 One person only 7.0 28.0 9.7
 Nuclear family 50.5 50.9 50.6
 Extended family 40.4 15.8 37.2
 Otherd 2.1 5.3 2.5
  1. aAdults (≥ 60 y.o.) per 100 children (< 15 y.o.)
  2. bNumber of males per 100 females
  3. cChildren < 5 y.o. per 100 females of childbearing age (15–49 y.o.)
  4. dTwo or more people with no familial ties