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Table 3 Factors associated with early resumption of sexual intercourse

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

Variable Timing of resumption P value
Before 6 weeks (%) After 6 weeks (%)  
Age 15–20 1 (3.3) 17 (7.7) 0.223
21–35 54 (88.5) 203 (91.9)
36–45 5 (8.2) 1(1.6)
Religion Protestant 8 (13.1) 79 (35.7) 0.000
Roman catholic 45 (73.8) 119 (53.8)
Muslim 8 (13.1) 8 (3.6)
Others 0 (0) 15 (6.8)
Level of education by respondent No formal education 2 (3.3) 6 (2.7) 0.000
Primary 22 (36.1) 52 (23.5)
Secondary 21 (34.4) 161 (72.9)
Diploma 1 (1.6) 2 (0.9)
Degree 15 (24.6) 0 (0)
Marital status Unmarried 3 (4.9) 15 (6.8) 0.772
Married 58 (95.1) 206 (93.2)
Occupation of respondent House wife 21 (34.4) 163 (73.8) 0.000
Self employed 24 (39.3) 42 (19.0)
Civil servant 8 (13.1) 1 (0.5)
Private 8 (13.1) 15 (6.8)
Parity First 0 (0) 24 (10.9) 0.000
Second 61 (100) 76 (34.4)
Third or more 0 (0) 121 (54.7)
Highest level by spouse No formal education 0 (0) 2 (0.9) 0.000
  16 (26.2) 58 (26.2)
Primary   
  16 (26.2) 161 (72.9)
Secondary   
  21 (34.4) 0 (0)
Diploma   
  8 (13.1) 0 (0)
Degree