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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (N = 743)

From: Prevalence of anaemia and associated risk factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Gulu and Hoima Regional Hospitals in Uganda: A cross sectional study

  Hoima (N = 387) Gulu (N = 356)
Characteristic Number Percent Number Percent
Age     
   ≤19 102 26.4 97 27.3
   20–24 116 30.0 127 35.7
   25–29 91 23.5 87 24.4
   30–34 54 14.0 32 9.0
   35–39 22 5.7 9 2.5
   >39 2 0.5 4 1.2
Education level     
   No education 26 6.7 23 6.5
   Primary 186 48.1 204 57.3
   Secondary 149 38.5 104 29.2
   Tertiary 26 6.7 25 7.0
Still in school     
   Yes 26 6.7 13 3.7
   No 361 93.3 343 96.3
Marital status     
   Married 321 83.0 332 93.3
   Single 60 15.5 19 5.3
   Widowed 1 0.3 3 0.8
   Separated/divorced 5 1.3 2 0.6
Occupation     
   Farming 130 33.6 92 25.8
   Trader 92 23.8 62 17.4
   Formal employment 51 13.2 32 9.0
   Handicraft 0 0.0 10 2.8
   Housewife 114 29.4 160 44.9
Household size     
   1–5 286 73.9 249 69.9
   6–10 94 24.3 96 27.0
   >10 7 1.8 11 3.1
Wealth index     
   Lowest 278 71.8 184 51.7
   Second lowest 85 22.0 149 41.9
   Medium 15 3.9 17 4.8
   High 9 2.3 6 1.7
Residence     
   Rural 164 42.4 137 38.5
   Urban 223 57.6 219 61.5
Trimester     
   First 42 10.8 13 3.7
   Second 200 51.7 105 29.5
   Third 145 37.5 238 66.8
Gravidity     
   1–4 309 79.8 301 84.6
   >4 78 20.2 55 15.4
Delivery gap     
   Never delivered 130 33.6 120 33.7
   1–11 months 10 2.6 12 3.4
   12–24 75 19.4 41 11.5
   25–36 60 15.5 79 22.2
   >36 112 28.9 104 29.2