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Table 2 Percentage distribution of women by use of early postnatal care (UDHS 2016)

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

CharacteristicFrequency (n = 5471)Attended PNC within 2 days (n = 2711)p-value
Mother’s age
 15–19651328 (50.4)0.202
 20–241679834 (49.7) 
 25–291327672 (50.7) 
 30–34964494 (51.2) 
 35–49851382 (44.9) 
Residence
 Urban1077676 (62.7)< 0.001
 Rural43942035 (46.3) 
Highest level of education
 None544254 (46.8)< 0.001
 Primary33931481 (43.7) 
 Secondary/higher1534976 (63.6) 
Religion
 Anglican1702801 (47.0)0.002
 Catholic20951019 (48.6) 
 Muslim803465 (57.9) 
 Others871427 (49.0) 
Wealth status
 Poorest1283589 (45.7)< 0.001
 Poorer1202523 (43.5) 
 Middle1049469 (44.7) 
 Richer967482 (49.9) 
 Richest964648 (67.2) 
Marital status
 Unmarried855453 (52.9)0.082
 Married46162258 (48.9) 
Occupation
 Not Working1019483 (47.5)< 0.001
 Professional employment19541119 (57.3) 
 Agricultural employment24941106 (44.4) 
ANC attendance
 4 or more visits32571768 (54.3)< 0.001
 Less than 4 visits2214943 (42.6) 
Place of delivery
 Home/other1390127 (9.1)< 0.001
 Public facility32222024 (62.8) 
 Private facility860561 (65.2) 
Size of baby
 Large1391714 (51.4)0.252
 Average28401429 (50.3) 
 Small1140543 (47.6) 
Birth order
 First1183675 (57.1)< 0.001
 Second or third1880954 (50.8) 
 Fourth or fifth1209569 (47.1) 
 Sixth or more1200513 (42.8) 
Perceived difficulty of distance to health facility
 Problem2280976 (42.8)< 0.001
 Not a problem31921735 (54.4) 
Access to media messages
 No1810746 (41.2)< 0.001
 Yes36611965 (53.7)