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July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 20-49 in Uganda is 19.4 years, and the median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 19.2 years (Table 5.9)" (89).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"On average, women marry more than 4 years earlier than men. The median age at first marriage is 18.7 years among women age 25-49 and 23.3 years among men age 25-49" (71).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Almost all women (97%) age 15-49 with a live birth in the past 5 years received antenatal care (ANC) from a skilled provider during their most recent pregnancy. However, only 29% of women had their first ANC visit during the first trimester of pregnancy. Sixty percent completed at least four ANC visits" (141). "Most women who attended ANC for their most recent pregnancy in the past 5 years had a blood sample taken (93%), were weighed (88%), and had their blood pressure measured (72%); they were less likely to have a urine sample taken (39%)" (141). "More than 7 in 10 live births in the past 5 years were delivered...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-3

"Among men who paid for sex in the past 12 months, almost three quarters (73%) reported using a condom during the last paid sexual intercourse" (251).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2016, an estimated 1.4 million adults and children were living with HIV in Uganda" (247).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

"One-third (32%) of women age 15-49 have some degree of anaemia. One quarter (25%) are mildly anaemic, 6% are moderately anaemic, and 1% are severely anaemic (Table 11.13.1). Sixteen percent of men age 15-49 are anaemic (Table 11.13.2)" (204). "Pregnant (38%) and breastfeeding women (34%) are more likely to be anaemic than women who are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding (30%). Pregnant women have a lower prevalence of mild anaemia (19%) than women who are breastfeeding (29%) and those who are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding (25%); however, they have a higher prevalence of moderate anaemia (18%) than other women (4-5%)" (204).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Nearly 7 in 10 women (68%) and 8 in 10 men (79%) are literate" (45).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Urban women (5.6 years) and men (6.1 years) spend longer in school than rural women (2.9 years) and men (3.5 years)" (16). "Urban women are more educated than their rural counterparts. Five percent of urban women have no education, as compared with 11% of rural women. Seventeen percent of urban women have more than a secondary education, compared with 5% of rural women" (46). "Respondents living in urban areas are more likely to be literate than those living in rural areas, and the gap in literacy rates between women and men is higher in rural than in urban areas. Eighty-four percent of urban women and 86% of urban men are...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Among currently married women age 15-49 with cash earnings, 9 in 10 (91%) participate in decisions about the use of their earnings; five of them (53%) make decisions on their own, and four (38%) make decisions jointly with their husband" (275). "Half (51%) of currently married women age 15-49 participate in three specific household decisions either alone or jointly with their husbands. Women are more likely to participate in decisions about their own health care (74%) and visits to their family or relatives (72%) than in decisions about making major household purchases (64%)" (275). "Eight percent each of both currently married men age 15-49 with cash earnings and currently married...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Almost all (98%) children born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point; two-thirds (66%) of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (193).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years before the 2016 UDHS is 19.8 months (Table 11.5); half of all children have stopped breastfeeding before they are age 20 months(Table 11.3). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 4.0 months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (either exclusive breastfeeding or breastfeeding plus water and/or other nonmilk liquids) is 4.9 months (Table 11.5)" (193).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Seventy-three percent of women age 15-49 are currently employed, as compared with 92% of men age 15-49" (45).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"Adult mortality is higher among men (5.95 deaths per 1,000 population) than among women (3.78 deaths per 1,000 population)" (307).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Just under 4 in 10 (38%) women age 15-49 own a house, and 3 in 10 (31%) own land" (278). "Eight in 10 women (81%) and men (80%) age 15-49 who own a house do not possess a title or deed for that house (Table 14.5.1 and Table 14.5.2); nearly 7 in 10 women and men (69% each) age 15-49 who own land do not possess a title or deed for that land (Table 14.6.1 and Table 14.6.2)" (278).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Uganda ratified the United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1985" (314).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Overall, 9% of women and 23% of men age 15-49 have used the Internet in the past 12 months" (45). "Forty-six percent of women and 66% of men own a mobile phone" (279).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median birth interval increased from 29.2 months in 2000-01 to 31.9 months in 2016" (85).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The total fertility rate is 5.4 children per woman, which is a decline from 6.9 children per woman in 2000-01" (85).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Maternal health is a core dimension of the global health development agenda. Furthermore, the Government of Uganda has prioritised it in the national health agenda through the Roadmap for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity in Uganda (2007-2015) and as a strategic and priority health care intervention area under the current Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP 2015/16-2019/20)" (141). "Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) women age 15-49 reported at least one problem in accessing health care for themselves (Table 9.14)... The most frequent obstacle women mentioned was getting money for treatment (45%); the least frequently cited problem was getting permission to go for treatment (5%)" (148).more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Just under half (49%) of women age 15-49 agree with at least one justification for a husband hitting or beating his wife; 39% agree that beating is justified if she neglects the children, 30% agree that it is justified if she goes out without telling him, 26% agree that it is justified if she argues with him, 18% agree that it is justified if she refuses to have sex with him, and 14% agree that it is justified if she burns the food (Table 14.10.1 and Figure 14.4). A slightly smaller proportion of men age 15-49 (41%) agree with at least one reason; smaller proportions of men than women also...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Maternal health is a core dimension of the global health development agenda. Furthermore, the Government of Uganda has prioritised it in the national health agenda through the Roadmap for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity in Uganda (2007-2015) and as a strategic and priority health care intervention area under the current Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP 2015/16-2019/20)" (141). "The Government of Uganda hopes that its commitment to a reproductive health strategy as outlined in the second National Development Plan (NDP II) (Republic of Uganda 2015), and the training of health workers in emergency obstetric care and in the management of safe and clean deliveries will go...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda accords women 'full and equal dignity of the person with men' and prohibits 'laws, cultures, customs or traditions' that undermine their welfare, dignity, or status (Republic of Uganda 1995, Article 33)" (314).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Twenty-five percent of married women reported that their husband has multiple wives" (71).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Table 2.9 shows that 3 in every 10 households (31%) are headed by women, similar to the proportions found in the 2000-01 (28%), 2006 (30%), and 2011 (30%) UDHS surveys" (15).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Eight percent of men have ever paid for sex, and 4% report having paid for sex in the past 12 months (Table 13.7)" (251).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The majority of Ugandans have either no formal education or only some primary education (Tables 2.12.1 and 2.12.2)" (16).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely than men to be either married or living together with a partner (61% versus 54%), divorced or separated (11% versus 5%), or widowed (3% versus 0.3%)" (45).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Nineteen percent of women and 13% of men age 6 and older have never had any formal education. Fifty-four percent of women and 54% of men have not completed primary education. Eight percent of women and 9% of men have completed primary school. A slightly higher percentage of both women (13%) and men (15%) have an incomplete secondary school education. Only 6% of women and 8% of men have completed secondary school or gone on to higher education. Women have completed a median of 3.4 years of school, while men have completed a median of 3.9 years" (16). "Eighty-three percent of boys and 84% of girls age 6-12 are attending...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"In Uganda, 55% of women age 15-49 have heard of female circumcision; 0.3% of women are circumcised (Table 9.15)" (148).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"Men report 5.4 children as their ideal family size, as compared with 4.8 children among women" (99).