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Table 1 Background characteristics of Ugandan women aged 20 to 49 years as per the 2016 UDHS

From: Factors associated with undernutrition among 20 to 49 year old women in Uganda: a secondary analysis of the Uganda demographic health survey 2016

Characteristics N = 4640 %
Age
 20 to 29 2225 48.0
 30 to 39 1486 32.0
 40 to 49 928 20.0
Residence
 Urban 1223 26.4
 Rural 3416 73.6
Region
 Western 1182 25.5
 Eastern 913 19.7
 Central 1400 30.2
 Northern 1144 24.7
Sex household head
 Female 1648 35.5
 Male 2991 64.5
Household Size
 6 and Above 2138 46.1
 Less than 6 2501 53.9
Working statusa
 Not working 721 15.6
 Working 3913 84.4
Marital status
 Married 3406 73.4
 Not married 1234 26.6
Education Level
 No Education 555 12.0
 Primary Education 2593 55.9
 Secondary Education 1085 23.4
 Higher 407 08.7
Wealth Index
 Poorest 816 17.6
 Poorer 815 17.6
 Middle 871 18.8
 Richer 943 20.3
 Richest 1195 25.7
Underweight
 Yes 318 06.9
 No 4322 93.1
Stunting
 Yes 58 01.3
 No 4581 98.7
  1. a = Working status had 6 missing values which was 0.1%