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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Violence and discrimination among Ugandan residents during the COVID-19 lockdown

Characteristic (N = 1726) Frequency Percentage
Sex
 Male 1015 58.8
 Female 711 41.2
Age Groupa
  ≤ 17 years 12 0.7
 18–28 years 445 25.8
 29–39 years 706 40.9
 40–49 years 347 20.1
 50+ years 215 12.5
Maximum Education
 Primary & None 3 0.2
 Secondary 63 3.7
 Tertiary (certificate, diploma, degree) 863 50.0
 University (masters & Ph.D.) 797 46.2
Nationality
 Ugandans 1679 97.3
 Foreigners 47 2.7
Marital status
 Single 676 39.2
 Legally married 754 43.7
 Cohabitation 247 14.3
 Divorced & Widowed 49 2.8
Currently lives with
 Parent (s) 307 17.8
 Spouse/partner 841 48.7
 Child (ren) 734 42.5
 Sibling (s) or other relative (s) 447 25.9
 Friends 115 6.7
 Alone 247 14.3
Lives with housemates in age-groups
 Over 70 years 179 10.4
 Between 18 and 70 years 1495 86.6
 12 to 17 years 765 44.3
 Under 12 years 1070 62.0
Lives in:
 Rural/village 189 11.0
 Within Kampala city center 186 10.8
 Kampala suburb 688 39.9
 Other town/city center 329 19.1
 Other suburb 334 19.4
Housing conditions
 House or apartment with garden 697 40.4
 House or apartment No garden 473 27.4
 Apartment with balcony 166 9.6
 Room 108 6.3
 Apartment No balcony 259 15.0
 Hut, Shack & Homeless 23 1.3
What they do for a living
 Student 209 12.1
 Jobless 124 7.2
 Self-employed 284 16.5
 Work for a person, institution, or company 731 42.4
 Work for the government 378 21.9
Current working conditions
 Worker from home 663 38.4
 Worker in an open space (market, shop, roadside, etc.) 118 6.8
 Worker in a closed indoor space alone (office, etc.) 192 11.1
 Worker in a closed indoor space with several others (office, etc.) 300 17.4
 Not applicable (jobless or student) 453 26.2
Days physically attended at work in past weekb
 0–3 days 1350 78.2
  > 3 days 376 21.8
Wealth Index
 1st Quintile (poorest) 352 20.4
 2nd Quintile 339 19.6
 3rd Quintile 368 21.3
 4th Quintile 481 27.9
 5th Quintile (richest) 186 10.8
Satisfied with staying at home (on a scale of 5)
 Not Satisfied (1) 134 7.8
 2 133 7.7
 3 348 20.2
 4 403 23.3
 Very Satisfied (5) 708 41.0
Has difficulty obtaining food
 Yes 734 42.5
 No 992 57.5
Overall failure to access food and/or essential health services
 Yes (were not able to access food and/or essential health services) 779 45.1
 No 947 54.9
  1. a 1 missing value bdays physically spent at work category 0–3 days includes those without employment