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Table 2 Background characteristics of the respondents

From: Correlates of uptake of optimal doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for prevention of malaria during pregnancy in East-Central Uganda

CharacteristicNumber of respondents (n = 579)Percent (%)
Age of the mother
 16–24 years20535.4
 25–29 years14224.5
 30–47 years23240.1
Residence
 Urban478.1
 Rural53291.8
Level of education
 No education478.2
 Primary34759.9
 Secondary or higher18531.9
Occupation
Not employed16127.9
 Employed–agriculture24943.0
 Employed–non-agricultural16929.1
Religion
 Anglican20535.5
 Catholic9416.2
 Muslim19133.0
 Others8915.4
Marital status
 Never been in union244.1
 Currently in union51689.0
 Formerly in union406.9
Wealth index
 Poorest8314.4
 Poorer14825.5
 Middle14024.1
 Richer13823.9
 Richest7012.1
Parity
 1 or 219233.2
 3 or 413523.3
 5 + s25243.5
District
 Iganga7412.7
 Bugiri274.7
 Jinja7613.2
 Kamuli8214.2
 Mayuge8214.1
 Kaliro274.7
 Namutumba6010.4
 Buyende9716.7
 Luuka223.9
 Namayingo315.3