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Table 1 Distribution of married women by background characteristics

From: Multilevel mixed effects analysis of individual and community level factors associated with modern contraceptive use among married women in Uganda

Individual characteristic Number (8671) Percentage (%)
Woman’s age 8671 30.2(7.9)
 15–24 2476 28.6
 25–34 3564 41.1
 35–49 2631 30.3
Religion
 Catholic 3420 39.4
 Anglican 2714 31.3
 Muslim 1178 13.6
 Other 1359 15.7
Level of educational attainment
 No education 940 10.8
 Primary 5134 59.2
 Secondary/Higher 2597 30.0
Wealth index
 Poor 3300 38.1
 Middle 1674 19.3
 Rich 3697 42.6
Working status
 Not working 1713 19.8
 Currently working 6958 80.2
Spousal age difference
 0–4 3937 45.4
 5–9 2890 33.3
  ≥ 10 1844 21.3
Age at first birth 8361 18.7(3.2)
  < 20 5507 65.9
  ≥ 20 2854 34.1
Parity
 0–2 2837 32.7
 3–5 3340 38.5
 6+ 2494 28.8
Woman’s empowerment
 No 6962 80.3
 Yes 1709 19.7
Media exposure on family planning messages
 No 2590 29.9
 Yes 6081 70.1
Modern contraceptive use
 No 4770 55.0
 Yes 3901 45.0
  1. Italic items in the percentage column indicate mean (SD) respectively. SD is the standard deviation with all estimates based on weighted data