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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 404 rural and urban women interviewed at four clinics in Mbarara, Uganda

From: Barriers to the implementation of programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: A cross-sectional survey in rural and urban Uganda

  Rural n = 212 n(%) Urban n = 192 n(%) p value
Mean age 24.2 24.6 0.43+
Mean number of pregnancies 3.3 3.0 0.19+
Ever been to school 174 (91) 194 (92) 0.72
Have post primary education 42 (22) 62 (30) 0.09
Can read 166 (88) 182 (88) 0.98
Can write 152 (81) 180 (88) 0.42
Own a bicycle 106 (68) 117 (60) 0.14
Own a radio 166 (88) 199 (96) 0.005
Listen to radio 166 (88) 198 (95) 0.018
Prime gravida 53 (28) 49 (24) 0.32
  1. + Obtained using t-test for independent means. The other p values are from chi square tests for independence