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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Factors predicting home storage of medicines in Northern Uganda

  Number of respondents (n = 892) P-value Chi-square
Characteristic Description Number (n) Proportion (%) who keep drugs at home  
Sex Female 662 246 (27.5%) 0.028
  Male 230 67 (7.5%) 4.832
Age 18-26 yr 271 89 (10%) 0.609
  27-35 yr 219 84 (9.3%) 1.828
  36-44 yr 155 56 (6.2%)  
  ≥45 yr 247 84 (9.3%)  
Number of members in household 1-4 267 95 (10.6%) 0.964
     0.0735
  5-9 505 177 (19.8%)  
  ≥10 120 41 (4.6%)  
Occupation Peasant farmer 614 204 (22.9%) 0.150
  Business person 72 30 (3.4%) 6.741
  Professional 82 31 (3.5%)  
  No response 124 48 (5.4%)  
Income Ugshs (‘000’) <10 230 74 (8.3%) 0.190
  11-50 276 106 (11.9%) 6.123
  51-100 129 52 (5.8%)  
  101-250 61 28 (3.1%)  
  251 + 64 20 (2.2%)  
  None response 132 33 (3.7%)  
Level of education None 158 46 (5.1%) 0.117
  Primary school 477 169 (18.9%) 7.393
  Secondary school 203 72 (8.0%)  
  Tertiary 54 26 (2.9%)  
Time taken to the source of drugs (Minutes) ≤15 333 113 (12.6%) 0.349
     3.289
  16-30 231 75 (8.3%)  
  31-60 186 75 (8.3%)  
  ≥61 142 49 (5.5%)  
  1. IQR: Interquartile range: n: sample size; %: Percentage: Ugshs: Ugandan shillings.