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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Factors associated with health facility deliveries among mothers living in hospital catchment areas in Rukungiri and Kanungu districts, Uganda

Variables Frequency (n = 894) Frequency (%)
Age category (years) (Mean = 26.6, SD = ±5.97)  
 16–25 447 50.0
 26–35 370 41.4
 36–45 77 8.6
Marital status
 Single 67 7.5
 Married 785 87.8
 Separated/widowed/divorced 42 4.7
Highest level of education
 None 69 7.7
 Primary 492 55.0
 Secondary 252 28.2
 Tertiary 81 9.1
Occupation
 Peasant farmers 666 74.5
 Small business 128 14.3
 Employed 100 11.2
Parity (Number of children)
 1–2 495 55.4
 3–4 259 29.0
 5 and above 140 15.7
Length of stay in the area (years) (Mean = 9.67, SD = ±9.56)  
 0–5 417 46.6
 6–10 197 22.0
  > 10 280 31.3
Monthly household income (Uganda shillings) (Mean ± SD) (130, 839.5 ± 199,369.9)  
Wealth quintile
 Lowest 179 20.0
 Second 181 20.3
 Middle 188 21.0
 Fourth 169 18.9
 Highest 177 19.8