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Table 1 Demographic and household characteristics by location

From: Helicobacter pylori infection in pregnant women in four districts of Uganda: role of geographic location, education and water sources

Characteristic Kawempe Mbale Mbarara Rakai Apac Total
   (N = 86) (N = 107) (N = 105) (N = 61) (N = 88) (N = 447)
   n % n % n % n % n % n %
Residence Urban 86 100 65 60.7 10 9.1 50 82.0 35 39.8 246 55.0
Rural 0 0 42 39.3 95 90.9 11 18.0 53 60.2 201 45.0
Age (years) 15-19 18 20.9 25 23.4 25 23.6 10 16.7 17 19.3 95 21.3
20-24 41 47.7 36 33.6 42 39.6 25 41.7 34 38.6 178 39.9
25-29 18 20.9 24 22.4 15 14.2 11 18.3 16 18.2 84 18.8
30-34 5 5.8 16 15.0 16 15.1 10 16.7 12 13.6 59 13.2
35-39 4 4.7 5 4.7 6 5.7 4 6.7 5 5.7 24 5.4
40-44 0 0 1 0.9 2 1.9 0 0 3 3.4 6 1.3
Married 72 83.9 100 93.5 99 94.5 56 91.8 79 98.5 406 90.8
Education None 5 5.7 16 15.0 11 10.1 8 13.1 16 18.2 56 12.5
Primary+ 81 94.3 91 85.0 94 89.9 53 86.9 72 81.8 391 87.5
Parity ≤ 2 67 77.9 55 51.4 68 65.1 36 59.0 44 50.0 270 60.4
3+ 19 22.1 52 48.6 37 34.9 25 41.0 44 50.0 177 39.6
Toilet None 1   5 4.7 0 0 0 0 3 3.4 9 2.0
Flush 6 6.9 6 5.6 2 1.9 1 1.6 0 0 15 3.4
Pit latrine 79 92.0 96 89.7 103 98.1 60 98.4 85 96.6 423 94.6
Household crowding Low 3 3.5 12 11.2 19 18.2 9 14.8 6 6.8 49 11.0
Medium 50 58.1 79 73.8 80 76.4 42 68.9 58 65.9 309 69.1
High 33 38.4 16 15.0 6 5.5 10 16.4 24 27.3 89 19.9
Ethnic group Ganda 55 64.0 2 1.9 0 0 36 59.0 0 0 93 20.8
Lango 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 98.9 87 19.5
Gisu 3 3.5 98 91.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 22.6
Nkole 18 20.9 0 0 103 98.2 20 32.8 0 0 141 31.5
Others 10 11.6 7 6.5 2 1.8 5 8.2 1 1.1 25 5.6
Wealth Index Lowest 0 0 15 14.0 18 17.3 10 16.4 51 58.0 94 21.0
Second 0 0 26 24.3 24 22.7 7 11.5 26 29.5 83 18.6
Middle 2 2.3 43 40.2 22 20.9 15 24.6 7 8.0 89 19.9
Fourth 25 28.7 14 13.1 31 29.1 15 24.6 3 3.4 88 19.7
Highest 59 69.0 9 8.4 11 10.0 14 23.0 0 0 93 20.8
Water source Home tap 5 5.7 5 4.7 2 1.8 9 14.8 2 2.3 23 5.1
Public tap 44 51.7 17 15.9 33 31.2 7 11.5 1 1.1 102 22.8
Public WBS 35 40.2 78 72.9 66 63.3 35 57.4 66 75.0 280 62.6
  RLS 2 2.3 7 6. 4 3.7 10 16.4 19 21.6 42 9.4
  1. WBS = well, borehole or spring; RLS = River, lake or stream.