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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