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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of clients at baseline (n = 1270)

From: Microfinance investments in quality at private clinics in Uganda: a case-control study

  Intervention (n = 967) Comparison (n = 303) Significant Difference
Mean age 28.0 27.3 -
Gender (percent distribution)    -
   Male 41 37  
   Female 59 63  
Marital status (percent distribution)    **
   Never married 35 36  
   Married 59 61  
   Other 7 3  
Education (percent distribution)    **
   None, some primary 16 18  
   Completed primary 12 19  
   Some secondary 37 35  
   Completed secondary or higher 34 28  
Usual sources of treatment (percent distribution)    ***
   Public hospital/clinic 13 8  
   Private hospital/clinic 82 80  
   Pharmacy 1 1  
   Drug shop 3 11  
Lives in neighborhood (percent distribution    -
   Yes 78 81  
   No 22 19  
Mean number of individuals in household 5.0 4.5 ***
Mean household expenditures (Schillings)    
   On rent and food 136,619 117,870 ***
   Per capita 34,918 30,548 ***
Respondent currently uses FP (percent distribution) 47 42 -
  1. *** Significant at the α = 0.01 confidence level
  2. ** Significant at the α = 0.05 confidence level
  3. * Significant at the α = 0.10 confidence level