Skip to main content

Table 2 Distribution of sick older persons by demographic, socio-economic factors and access to healthcare in Uganda

From: Determinants of access to healthcare by older persons in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Percent (%) Frequency % Accessed healthcare p-value
Gender     0.304
Female 56.6 837 74.6  
Male 43.4 641 77.1  
Age group     0.000
50-59 40.2 594 78.9  
60-69 28.1 416 80.7  
70-79 21.2 313 69.7  
80+ 10.5 155 62.0  
Region     0.055
Central 24.0 354 72.6  
Eastern 32.9 486 78.7  
Northern 19.4 287 78.9  
Western 23.7 350 71.9  
Place of residence     0.129
Rural 91.8 1357 75.1  
Urban 8.2 121 82.2  
Living alone     0.003
No 89.4 1321 76.9  
Yes 10.6 157 65.3  
Relationship to household head     0.383
Head 71.6 1058 76.1  
Spouse 18.8 277 76.7  
Relative 9.6 143 70.8  
Marital status     0.027
Married 55.2 815 78.6  
Divorced/separated 10.7 158 71.8  
Widowed 34.1 504 72.3  
Education level     0.346
None 68.3 1009 76.4  
Primary 24.6 363 72.8  
Secondary or higher 7.1 105 78.5  
Religion     0.513
Catholic 46.0 680 74.2  
Anglican 35.1 519 77.1  
Muslim 9.5 140 81.1  
Pentecostal 7.0 103 72.1  
Seventh Day Adventists & others 2.4 36 72.8  
Poverty status     0.004
Non-poor 77.6 1146 77.5  
Poor 22.4 331 69.4  
Household owns land     0.476
No 10.8 160 73.2  
Yes 89.2 1318 76.0  
Household owns bicycle as transport means     0.001
No 62.8 928 72.8  
Yes 37.2 549 80.6  
Household source of earnings     0.040
Farming 60.8 898 74.8  
Wages 24.3 359 80.5  
Remittances 14.9 220 71.2  
Total 100.0 1478 75.7