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Table 3 Association between female sterilization use and women’s socio-demographic characteristics

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

Characteristic Frequency Sterilized P- value
Not sterilized (%) Sterilized (%)
Age
 Younger than 30 years 11,000 100.0 0.0 < 0.001
 30 years and older 7369 95.4 4.6
Marital status
 Never in Union 4783 99.9 0.1 < 0.001
 Married 11,000 97.3 2.7
 Formerly married 2500 98.8 1.2
Education level attained
 No education 1781 96.8 3.2 < 0.001
 Primary 11,000 97.9 2.1
 Secondary+ 6095 99.1 1.0
Wealth quintile
 Poor 6643 98.1 1.9 0.529
 Middle 3460 98.0 2.0
 Rich 8403 98.3 1.7
Place of residence
 Urban 4943 98.5 1.5 0.120
 Rural 14,000 98.0 2.0
Employment status
 Not employed 4986 99.1 0.9 < 0.001
 Employed 14,000 97.8 2.2
Total number of children ever born
 0–3 children 12,000 99.8 0.2 < 0.001
 4+ children 6995 95.4 4.6
Ideal number of children
 None 148 98.6 1.4 < 0.001
 1–3 children 2937 99.5 0.5
 4+ children 15,000 98.0 2.0
 Non-numeric 437 95.6 4.4
Ideal number of boys
 None 2278 98.8 1.2 < 0.001
 1–3 boys 14,000 98.3 1.7
 4+ boys 1658 96.3 3.7
 Non-numeric 529 96.2 3.8
Ideal number of girls
 None 2250 98.9 1.2 < 0.001
 1–3 girls 14,000 98.4 1.7
 4+ girls 2012 96.6 3.4
 Non-numeric 529 96.2 3.8
Whether respondent earns more than husband/partner
 Earn more than him 671 95.0 5.0 0.005
 Earn less than him 5244 97.5 2.5
 Earn about the same 925 98.0 2.0
 Don’t know 256 97.0 3.0
Decision maker on respondent’s earnings
 Respondent 3733 97.5 2.5 0.550
 Husband and wife 2719 97.3 2.7
 Husband/Partner 644 96.6 3.4
Decision-maker on contraception
 Respondent 1340 93.7 6.4 0.078
 Husband/Partner 312 89.6 10.4
 Joint decision 2721 93.1 6.9
Knowledge of any family planning methods
 No knowledge 187 100.0 0.0 0.140
 Has knowledge 18,000 98.1 1.9