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Table 1 Demographic characteristics (individual factors)

From: Factors associated with early resumption of sexual intercourse among postnatal women in Uganda

Item Response Frequency Per cent
Age of mother (years) 15–20 39 10.4
21–35 329 88
36–45 6 1.6
Tribe Ganda 230 61.5
Banyankole 41 11
Basoga 12 3.2
Others 91 24.3
Religion Protestant 97 25.9
Roman catholic 211 56.4
Muslim 26 7
Others 40 10.7
Education of respondent No formal education 11 2.9
Primary 81 21.7
Secondary 255 68.2
Diploma 5 1.3
Degree 22 5.9
Marital status Unmarried 30 8.0
Married/ living together 344 92.0
Occupation of respondent House wife 209 55.9
Self employed 117 31.3
Civil servant 8 2.1
Private 40 10.7
Parity of participant First 50 13.4
Second 184 49.3
Third 115 30.8
Fourth or more 24 6.4
Highest level attained by spouse No formal education 3 0.8
Primary 74 19.8
Secondary 243 65.0
Diploma 21 5.6
Degree 33 8.8
Occupation of spouse Self employed 209 55.9
Peasant farmer 48 12.8
Civil servant 49 13.1
Private 68 18.2