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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents and urine antibiotic activity

From: Prevalence and predictors of prior antibacterial use among patients presenting to hospitals in Northern Uganda

Factor Description Number of participants, (N = 450; %) Number of urine samples with antibiotic activity (N = 137; %) P-value
Sex Female 342 (76 %) 106 (77.4 %) 0.652
  Male 108 (24 %) 31 (22.6 %)  
Age (years) 18–27 199 (44.2 %) 43 (31.4 %) 0.008
  28–37 102 (22.7 %) 38 (27.7 %)  
  38–47 81 (18 %) 32 (23.4 %)  
  48–57 34 (7.6 %) (9.5 %)  
  ≥58 34 (7.6 %) 11 (8.0 %)  
Occupation Unskilled labour 136 (30.2 %) 48 (35.0 %) 0.371
  Professional 87 (19.3 %) 22 (16.1 %)  
  Business owner 48 (10.7 %) 17 (12.4 %)  
  Others 179 (39.8 %) 50 (36.5 %)  
Education level None 218 (48.4 %) 77 (56.2 %) 0.129
  Primary level 131 (29.1 %) 37 (27 %)  
  Secondary level 52 (11.6 %) 16 (11.7 %)  
  Tertiary level 49 (10.9 %) 7 (5.1 %)