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Table 2 Percentage distribution of respondents by selected background variables, and utilization of maternal health services in Uganda in 2011

From: Determinants of maternal health services utilization in Uganda

Variable/category Type of services package utilized Number Significance (p)
Desirable Moderate Un-desirable
Education Level      
 None 95.3 1.6 3.1 217  
 Primary 93.1 2.5 4.4 1,132 0.00
 Secondary + 84.1 9.2 6.8 414  
Region      
 Kampala 74.9 11.4 13.7 107  
 Central 92.1 5.2 2.7 374  
 Eastern 90.5 2.3 7.1 483 0.00
 Northern 91.9 3.7 4.4 313  
 Western 94.6 3.1 2.4 487  
Religion      
 Catholic 91.3 3.4 5.3 739  
 Protestant 91.3 3.9 4.8 755 0.08
 Muslim 92.4 5.8 1.9 216  
 All others 86.5 4.4 9.1 54  
Age group      
 15-19 89.0 5.4 5.6 212  
 20-34 91.3 3.7 5.1 1,287 0.53
 35-49 93.2 4.1 2.7 265  
Residence      
 Urban 81.2 8.3 10.5 268 0.00
 Rural 93.1 3.2 3.8 1495  
Wealth Index      
 Poor 93.9 1.8 4.3 762 0.00
 Middle 92.9 2.4 4.7 363  
 Rich 87.3 7.3 5.4 639  
Marital Status      
 Never married 81.9 3.0 15.1 81.9  
 Currently married 91.7 4.3 4.0 91.7 0.00
 Formerly married 92.8 1.1 6.2 92.8  
Parity      
 1-3 89.4 5.1 5.5 89.4  
 4-6 93.2 2.0 4.8 93.2 0.08
 7+ 92.9 4.1 3.0 92.9  
Distance to health facility      
 Big problem 94.1 2.8 3.1 94.1 0.00
 Not a problem 89.0 4.9 6.1 89.0  
Visited health facility in past year      
 Did not visit 95.6 2.9 1.5 95.6 0.01
 Visited facility 90.3 4.2 5.5 90.3