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Table 1 Population characteristics stratified by health sub-district of residence

From: Factors associated with adoption of beneficial newborn care practices in rural Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Health sub-district
Characteristics Luuka N = 797 (%) Buyende N = 819 (%) Total N = 1,616 (%)
Age group
  ≤ 24 296 (37.1) 271 (33.1) 567 (35.1)
 25–34 309 (38.8) 313 (38.2) 622 (38.5)
 35+ 157 (19.7) 166 (20.3) 323 (20.0)
 Missing Values 35 (4.4) 69 (8.4) 104 (6.4)
Marital Status
 Not married 77 (9.7) 67 (8.2) 144 (8.9)
 Married 720 (90.3) 752 (91.8) 1,472 (91.1)
Education
 No education 64 (8.0) 130 (15.9) 194 (12.0)
 Primary 534 (67.0) 562 (68.6) 1,096 (67.8)
 Secondary or higher 199 (25.0) 127 (15.5) 326 (20.2)
Occupation
 Salaried or business 61 (7.7) 52 (6.3) 113 (7.0)
 Laborer or peasant 652 (81.8) 705 (86.1) 1,357 (84.0)
 Housewife or other 84 (10.5) 62 (7.6) 146 (9.0)
Husband’s Education Status
 No education 135 (16.9) 157 (19.2) 292 (18.1)
 Primary 358 (44.9) 424 (51.8) 782 (48.4)
 Secondary or higher 304 (38.2) 238 (29.0) 542 (33.5)
Attended ANC
 No 14 (1.8) 17 (2.1) 33 (1.9)
 Yes 782 (98.1) 801 (97.8) 1,583 (98.0)
 Missing Values 1(0.1) 1(0.1) 2(0.1)
Number of ANC Visitsa
 1-2 139 (17.8) 164 (20.5) 303 (19.1)
 3-4 474 (60.6) 505 (63.0) 797 (61.8)
 5+ 169 (21.6) 132 (16.5) 301 (19.1)
Trimester at first ANC Visita
 Trimester 1 292 (37.3) 272 (34.0) 564 (35.6)
 Trimester 2 438 (56.0) 451 (56.3) 889 (56.2)
 Trimester 3 52 (6.7) 78 (9.7) 130 (8.2)
Parity
 1 125 (15.7) 107 (13.1) 232 (14.4)
 2–4 315 (39.5) 343 (41.9) 658 (40.7)
 5+ 357 (44.8) 369 (45.0) 726 (44.9)
Skilled Delivery
 No 192 (24.1) 241 (29.4) 433 (26.8)
 Yes 605 (75.9) 578 (70.6) 1,183 (73.2)
Delivery Mode
 Assisted 23 (2.9) 24 (2.9) 47 (2.9)
 Normal delivery 774 (97.1) 795 (97.1) 1,569 (97.1)
Distance to Health Facility where Mother Delivered from
  ≤ 5 km 113 (14.2) 117 (14.3) 230 (14.2)
  > 5 km 101 (12.7) 131 (16.0) 232 (14.4)
 Distance not known 583 (73.1) 571 (69.7) 1,154 (71.4)
Socio-economic Status
 Low 180 (22.6) 300 (36.6) 480 (29.7)
 Middle 346 (43.4) 345 (42.1) 691 (42.8)
 High 271 (34.0) 174 (21.3) 445 (27.5)
  1. ANC antenatal care
  2. aProportions expressed out of those who reported attending ANC for at least once