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Table 1 Socio-demographic and maternal characteristics of women (UDHS 2016)

From: Determinants of early postnatal care attendance: analysis of the 2016 Uganda demographic and health survey

CharacteristicFrequency (n = 5471)Percent (%)
PNC utilization
 Within 2 days271149.5
 Not within 2 days276050.5
Mothers age (mean age) years27 
 15–1965111.9
 20–24167930.7
 25–29132724.3
 30–3496417.6
 35–4985115.6
Residence
 Urban107719.7
 Rural439480.3
Highest level of education
 None5449.9
 Primary339362.0
 Secondary or higher153428.0
Religion
 Anglican170231.1
 Catholic209538.3
 Muslim80314.7
 Others87115.9
Wealth status
 Poorest128323.6
 Poorer120222.0
 Middle104919.2
 Richer96717.7
 Richest96417.6
Marital status
 Unmarried85515.6
 Married461684.4
Occupation
 Not working101918.6
 Professional employment195435.7
 Agriculture-related employment249445.6
ANC attendance
 4 or more visits325759.5
 Less than 4 visits221440.5
Place of delivery
 Home/other139025.4
 Public facility322258.9
 Private facility86015.7
Size of baby
 Large139125.9
 Average284052.9
 Small114021.2
Birth order
 First118321.6
 Second or third188034.4
 Fourth or fifth120922.1
 Sixth or more120021.9
Perceived difficulty of distance to health facility
 Problem228041.7
 Not a problem319258.3
Access to media messages
 No181033.1
 Yes366166.9