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Table 1 Distribution of participants by background characteristics

From: The knowledge-risk-behaviour continuum among young Ugandans: what it tells us about SRH/HIV integration

Variable 15–19 years, n = 1647 20–24 years, n = 1078 15–24 years, n = 2725
Freq. (%) Freq. (%) Freq. (%)
Residence
 Urban 261 (15.8) 236 (21.9) 497 (18.2)
 Rural 1386 (84.2) 842 (78.1) 2228 (81.8)
Marital status
 Never married 1484 (90.2) 576 (53.5) 2060 (75.7)
 Ever married 162 (9.8) 501 (46.5) 663 (24.3)
Gender
 Male 741 (45.0) 520 (48.2) 1261 (46.3)
 Female 906 (55.0) 558 (51.8) 1464 (53.7)
Schooling status
 In school 1184 (72.0) 258 (24.1) 1442 (53.1)
 Out of school 461 (28.0) 814 (75.9) 1275 (46.9)
Education level attained
 None 18 (1.1) 21 (2.0) 39 (1.4)
 Some primary 833 (50.6) 422 (39.2) 1255 (46.1)
 Secondary and above 794 (48.3) 633 (58.8) 1427 (52.4)
Relation to household head
 Head/spouse 179 (10.9) 458 (42.5) 637 (23.4)
 Son/daughter 1165 (70.7) 441 (40.9) 1606 (59.0)
 Other relative 303 (18.4) 178 (16.5) 481 (17.7)
Parents’ status
 Both parents alive 1181 (71.7) 650 (60.4) 1831 (67.2)
 One parent alive 330 (20.0) 291 (27.0) 621 (22.8)
 Both parents dead 136 (8.3) 135 (12.5) 271 (10.0)
Occupation
 Student 1003 (61.0) 203 (18.9) 1206 (44.4)
 Peasant 263 (16.0) 369 (34.4) 632 (23.3)
 Casual works 286 (17.4) 411 (38.3) 697 (25.7)
 Unemployed 91 (5.5) 91 (8.5) 182 (6.7)
Region
 Central 1 198 (12.0) 128 (11.9) 326 (12.0)
 Central 2 164 (10.0) 103 (9.6) 267 (9.8)
 East Central 228 (13.8) 107 (9.9) 335 (12.3)
 Eastern 218 (13.2) 156 (14.5) 374 (13.7)
 Kampala 73 (4.4) 79 (7.3) 152 (5.6)
 Karamoja 43 (2.6) 39 (3.6) 82 (3.0)
 North 153 (9.3) 88 (8.2) 241 (8.8)
 South West 255 (15.5) 185 (17.2) 440 (16.1)
 West Nile 135 (8.2) 54 (5.0) 189 (6.9)
 Western 180 (10.9) 139 (12.9) 319 (11.7)