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Table 1 Overall scores for quality of care indicators by client’s characteristics at Mulago hospital, general labor ward during May, 2012

From: Quality of intrapartum care at Mulago national referral hospital, Uganda: clients’ perspective

Characteristics Frequency n (%) Mean index scores (SD) Median index scores (IQR) P-value (difference in mean scores)
Overall 384 49.4 (15.46) 49.1 (37.5-58.9)  
Age group (years)     0.5
18–19 86 (22.4) 50.4 (17.8) 50 (37.5 - 62.5)  
20–24 141 (36.7) 49.7 (14.4) 49.1 (39.3 - 58.9)  
25–29 85 (22.1) 47.1 (15.4) 48.2 (37.5-53.6)  
≥ 30 72 (18.6) 47.0 (21.5) 48.2 (25–67.8)  
Educational level     
No education 21 (5.5) 44.9 (13) 50 (37.5-46.4) 0.0111*
Primary 134 (34.9) 46.6 (15.2) 44.6 (35.7-58.9)  
Secondary 176 (45.8) 51.0 (15.4) 51.8 (39.3-59.8)  
Post secondary (college/university) 53 (13.8) 53.0 (16.0) 55.4 (41.1-60.7)  
Current occupation     
House work 217 (56.5) 49.1 (16) 48.2 (37.5-58.9) 0.8
Employed/salaried 62 (16.2) 49.7 (15.3) 50.9 (41.1-58.9)  
Self employed/business 105 (27.3) 50 (14.4) 50 (39.3-60.7)  
Current marital status     
Never married 64 (16.7) 48.6 (15.7) 48.2 (37.5-58.9) 0.8
Currently married 320 (83.3) 49.1 (15.6) 46.4 (39.3-57.1)  
Total number of children ever born     
1 159 (41.4) 51.6 (16.1) 51.8 (39.3- 62.5) 0.05*
2–3 141 (36.7) 48.5 (15.4) 46.4 (37.5-58.9)  
4–5 56 (14.6) 45.4 (13) 43.7 (37.5-53.6)  
6+ 28 (7.3) 49.8 (15.2) 50 (42.8-60.7)  
Place of residence     
Urban 333 (86.7) 48.7 (15.34 48.2 (37.5- 58.9) 0.03*
Rural 51 (13.3) 53.67 (15.69) 53.6 (42.8- 62.5)  
Referral     
No 206 (53.6) 49.6 (15.9) 50 (37.5-58.9) 0.8
Yes 178 (46.4) 49.2 (14.9) 48.2 (39.3-58.9)  
  1. Key: mean age of respondents: 24.1 years (SD: 5.04), median age: 23 years, range: 18 to 41 years.
  2. *statistically significant at ≤ 0.05