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Table 2 Underlying cause of death by age and sex among street-connected young people in Eldoret Kenya 2009–2016

From: Causes of death among street-connected children and youth in Eldoret, Kenya

Underlying Cause of death All Males Females ≤ 18 years of age > 18 years of age
N = 100 % n = 66 % n = 34 % n = 37 % n = 60 %
HIV/AIDS 37 37.0% 17 25.8% 20 58.8% 13 35.1% 23 38.3%
Assault 36 36.0% 32 48.5% 4 11.8% 11 29.7% 24 40.0%
Accidental 10 10.0% 9 13.6% 1 2.9% 4 10.8% 6 10.0%
None Reported 8 8.0% 5 7.6% 3 8.8% 3 8.1% 4 6.7%
Premature baby 2 2.0% 1 1.5% 1 2.9% 2 5.4% 0 0.0%
Diabetes 2 2.0% 0 0.0% 2 5.9% 0 0.0% 2 3.3%
Pneumonia 2 2.0% 1 1.5% 1 2.9% 2 2.7% 0 0.0%
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 1 2.7% 0 0.0%
Cerebral Palsy 1 1.0% 0 0.0% 1 2.9% 1 0.0% 0 0.0%
Meningitis 1 1.0% 1 1.5% 0 0.0% 0 5.4% 1 1.7%