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Table 3 Proportion of households with various socioeconomic and demographic characteristics segregated by district

From: Recommended daily allowance-based contribution of household’s own agricultural production to food and nutrition security in Karamoja sub-region of Uganda

Socioeconomic and demographic category District
Abim Kaabong Moroto Amutat
Physiological status
Pregnant 34.9 36.8 34.6 30.4
Lactating 36.2 36.3 32.7 41.3
Non pregnant 28.9 26.9 32.7 28.3
Age
15–19 years 15.1 9.6 13.4 15.7
20–29 years 48.7 52.7 49.0 52.8
30–39 years 34.2 35.5 22.1 23.6
40–49 years 2.0 5.3 15.4 7.9
Marital status
Married 93.4 92.4 83.7 95.5
Single 2.0 7.6 12.5 4.5
Widowed 3.3   3.8  
Widower 0.7    
Divorced 0.7    
Family type
Polygamous family 62.7 36.3 30.0 42.4
Monogamous family 12.0 55.6 48.9 50.6
Monogamous extended family 16.0 1.3 7.8  
Polygamous extended family 9.3 6.9 13.3 5.9
Occupation of household head
Subsistence farmer/gardener 58.9 66.5 72.7 48.9
Trader/seller 3.3 0.6 4.5 11.4
Casual labourer 0.7 0.6 6.1  
Civil servant 11.9 10.2 6.1 2.3
Pastoralist   0.6 1.5 31.8
Agropastoralist    3.0  
Gold mining   1.2 1.5 1.1
Fire wood sale   1.2 1.5  
Others 19.9 19.2 3.0  
Occupation of spouse
Farmer/gardener 96.1 81.4 68.4 90.8
Trader/seller 2.6 0.7 1.3 4.6
Casual labourer    5.1 1.1
Civil servant     
Pastoralist    1.3  
Agropastoralist     
Gold mining   0.7 2.5 1.1
Fire wood sale   4.3 7.6  
Others 1.3 12.9 13.9 2.3
Education of household head
No formal education/school 8.6 51.2 89.1 92.0
Lower primary education (P1–P4) 3.3 20.7 1.0 2.3
Upper primary education (P5–P7) 37.5 15.9 4.0 2.3
O level incomplete (< 4 Years) 15.8 6.7 3.0 1.1
O level complete (Sat UCE) 17.1 3.7 3.0 1.1
A level complete (Sat UACE) 7.9    
Vocational training 0.7    
Tertiary training 9.2 1.8   1.1
Education of spouse
No formal education/school 24.3 65.5 86.3 94.3
Lower primary education (P1–P4) 16.4 29.1 4.9 3.4
Upper primary education (P5–P7) 41.4 4.2 6.9 2.3
O level incomplete (< 4 Years) 11.8 0.6 2.0  
O level complete (Sat UCE) 5.3 0.6   
A level complete (Sat UACE) 0.7    
Household size Abim (n = 1001) Kaabong (n = 1581) Moroto (n = 854) Amudat (n = 750)
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Adults > 18 17.6 20.2 18.8 20.6 21.4 25.9 17.0 18.1
Children 11–17 Yrs 7.4 7.3 8.3 9.5 5.5 7.5 8.0 5.9
Children (6–10 years) 11.0 10.9 11.4 11.5 9.7 9.5 13.6 9.9
Children 0–5 Years 13.3 12.4 10.0 10.0 11.6 8.9 12.5 15.0
Total 49.3 50.7 48.5 51.5 48.2 51.8 51.1 48.9
  1. Values in the table are percentages; n is the total number of the household members per district