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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents by sex

From: Sex differences in family planning knowledge, attitudes, and use in Uganda

Characteristic Distribution  
Overall
n = 4,352
Females
n = 3,061
Males
n = 1,291
P value
Mean Age (SD) 28.7 (8.5) 28.7 (8.5) 28.5 (8.5) 0.915
Age group (%)     
15–19 14.2 13.9 14.9 0.000*
20–24 24.6 24.7 24.4  
25–29 19.2 19.4 18.7  
30–34 14.7 15.3 13.3  
35–39 12.8 13.7 10.6  
40–44 10.8 9.7 13.5  
45–49 3.6 3.3 4.5  
Highest education level attained (%)     
None/ no education 5.6 6.5 3.5 0.000*
Primary incomplete 33.7 34.8 31.1  
Completed primary 21.9 22.1 21.4  
Secondary or higher 38.8 36.6 44.1  
Religious affiliation (%)     
Muslim 18.7 18.2 20.1 0.208
Roman Catholic 36.7 36.5 37.1  
Protestant 31.9 32.5 30.5  
Born again/Pentecostal 10.2 10.5 9.2  
None/Others 2.6 2.3 3.1  
Marital status (%)     
Single 14.2 10.9 22.0 0.000*
In a relationship 12.8 10.5 18.2  
Married / cohabiting 64.3 68.3 54.9  
Separated / divorced 7.1 8.0 4.7  
Widowed 1.6 2.2 0.2  
Residence of respondent (%)     
Urban 29.1 28.7 29.8 0.593
Trading Center 12.7 12.5 13.2  
Rural 58.7 58.2 57.0  
Main source of household income     
Crop farming/Cattle keeping 47.1 46.4 48.9 0.007*
Fishing 1.8 1.7 2.1  
Salary/Wage 14.0 14.1 13.7  
Business 28.1 29.5 24.6  
Boda-Boda / Other transport 4.4 4.3 4.6  
None 0.5 0.5 0.7  
Others 4.1 3.6 5.3  
Number of children (%)     
0 22.9 16.4 38.3 0.000*
1 15.6 16.5 13.3  
2 14.2 16.0 9.9  
3 11.7 13.0 8.5  
4 9.8 10.7 7.7  
5+ 25.7 27.2 22.1  
  1. * Implies statistically significant results at 5 % level of significance