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Table 1 The Socio-demographic Characteristics of Poor and Rural Residents in the UNHS 2002/3 and 2005/6 surveys

From: Changes in utilization of health services among poor and rural residents in Uganda: are reforms benefitting the poor?

Category 2002/3 2005/6
Sex Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Male 24,567 47.1 20,689 49.0
Female 25,945 49.9 20,594 48.8
Missing 1,575 3.0 942 2.2
Total 52,088 100.0 42,227 100.0
Residence*     
Rural 44,447 85.3 35,537 84.2
Urban 7,641 14.7 6,689 15.8
Total 52,088 100.0 42,227 100.0
Wealth Quintiles¶     
Quintile 1 13,572 27.4 7,060 17.7
Quintile 2 12,680 25.5 8,115 20.3
Quintile 3 9,759 19.6 8,682 21.7
Quintile 4 7,561 15.2 8,272 20.7
Quintile 5 5,982 12.3 7,818 19.6
Total 49,557 100.0 39,955 100.0
  1. *These are weighted results as different strata compositions were used in 2002/3 and 2005/6.
  2. ¶The same items were used in 2002/3 and 2005/6 but asset weights and cut-offs were done separately for each survey. Unequal quintiles are due to lumping. An asset index was not constructed for those who had missing asset variables.
  3. UNHS = Uganda National Household Survey.