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Table 1 Percentage distribution of women by socio-demographic characteristics (n = 18,506)

From: Determinants of female sterilization method uptake among women of reproductive age group in Uganda

Characteristic Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age
 Younger than 30 years 11,137 60.2
 30 years and older 7369 39.8
Marital status
 Never in Union 4783 25.8
 Currently married 11,223 60.7
 Formerly married 2500 13.5
Education level
 No education 1781 9.6
 Primary 10,630 57.4
 Secondary+ 6095 32.9
Household wealth status
 Poor 6643 35.9
 Middle 3460 18.7
 Rich 8403 45.4
Place of residence  
 Urban 4943 26.7
 Rural 13,563 73.3
Employment status
 Not employed 4986 26.9
 Employed 13,520 73.1
Total number of children ever born
 0–3 children 11,511 62.2
 4+ children 6995 37.8
Ideal number of children
 None 148 0.8
 1–3 children 2937 15.9
 4+ children 14,985 81.0
 Non-numeric 437 2.4
Ideal number of boys
 None 2278 12.3
 1–3 boys 14,040 75.9
 4+ boys 1658 9.0
 Non-numeric 529 2.9
Ideal number of girls
 None 2250 12.2
 1–3 girls 13,714 74.1
 4+ girls 2012 10.9
 Non-numeric 529 2.9
Sterilization status
 Not sterilized 18,165 98.2
 Sterilized 341 1.8
Total 18,506 100
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