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Table 1 Distribution of married women by the selected variables

From: Determinants of unintended pregnancies among currently married women in Uganda

Categorical variables Frequency (N = 10,958) Percentage (%)
Woman’s age
 15–24 3041 27.8
 25–34 4343 39.6
 35–49 3574 32.6
Wealth index
 Poor 4273 39.0
 Middle 2143 19.6
 Rich 4542 41.4
Woman’s education level
 No education 1339 12.2
 Primary 6509 59.4
 Secondary/higher 3110 28.4
Place of residence
 Urban 2561 23.4
 Rural 8397 76.6
Region
 Central 2931 26.8
 Eastern 3020 27.6
 Western 2842 25.9
 Northern 2165 19.7
Religion
 Catholic 4367 39.8
 Anglican 3427 31.3
 Muslim 1454 13.3
 Others 1710 15.6
Occupation
 Not working 1747 16.0
 Professional/technical/managerial/ clerical 971 8.9
 Agricultural/household and domestic 5065 46.2
 Sales/services 1516 13.8
 Manual 1659 15.1
Access to family planning messages
 No 3264 29.8
 Yes 7694 70.2
Husband’s age
 ≤ 24 1049 9.6
 25-34 3888 35.5
 35-44 3366 30.7
 45 and above 2655 24.2
Husband’s education level
 No education 703 6.4
 Primary 5,708 52.1
 Secondary/Higher 4241 38.7
 Do not know 306 2.8
Knowledge on ovulation
 During/after period 5569 50.8
 Middle of the cycle 2593 23.7
 Before period begins 998 9.1
 Do not know 1798 16.4
Contraceptive use and intention
 No 8537 77.9
 Yes 2421 22.1
Discontinuation of contraceptives
 No 2737 25.0
 Yes 8221 75.0
Unintended pregnancy
 No 6856 62.6
 Yes 4102 37.4
Continuous and count variables Mean SD
Age at sexual debut 16.5 2.6
Age at first marriage 18.4 4.1
Age at first birth 18.7 3.3
Total children ever born 4.2 2.8
  1. SD is the standard deviation; all estimates are based on weighted data