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- Uganda 2004-05 AIS

Gender data may not match individual country reports exactly as data have been standardized for comparative purposes.

Note: Please roll over asterisks (*) to see notes.

  Women Men Notes
Do women and men have equal access to education and information?
Women and men age 15-49 who cannot read (%) u u  
Women and men age 20-24 who have attended secondary or higher education (%) 24.4 42.9  
Women and men age 15-49 who are not regularly exposed to any media (TV, radio, or newspaper) at least once a week (%) 28.2 12.5  
 
  Women Men Notes
Do women and men have equal opportunities for employment?
Women and men age 15-49 who were employed in the 12 months before the survey (%) u u  
And, among those who were employed in the 12 months before the survey:
Women and men age 15-49 earning cash (cash only or cash and in-kind) (%) u u  
Women and men 15-49 employed in professional, technical, or managerial occupations (%) u u  
Women and men 15-49 employed in all non-agricultural occupations (%) u u  
Percent of currently married women age 15-49 who do not have control over their own earnings (among those employed for cash) u na  
 
  Women Men Notes
Do women make decisions in households?
Households headed by women or men (%) 29.4 70.6  
Currently married women 15-49 who alone or jointly have the final say in the following decisions, and currently married men who say that a wife should have the greater say alone or have an equal say with husband:
own health care (%) u u  
making large purchases (%) u u  
making daily purchases (%) u u  
visits to friends or relatives (%) u u  
none of these decisions (%) u u  
 
  Women Men Notes
How do marriage and fertility patterns differ between women and men?
Women and men age 20-49 who were married by age 18 (%) 53.1 u  
Women and men age 20-49 who had sexual intercourse by age 15 (%) 19.8 11.1  
Total fertility rate: average number of births per woman u na  
Women age 15-19 who have begun childbearing (%) u na  
Mean ideal number of children among women and men age 15-49 u u  
Currently married women age 15-49 currently using a modern method of contraception (%) and currently married men who used a method with their last partner (%) 18.7 u  
 
  Women Men Notes
Are children treated differently based on their gender?
Primary school age children (6-11 years) that are attending primary school (%) u u  
Secondary school age children (12-17 years) that are attending secondary school (%) u u  
 
  Women Men Notes
Does society justify wife beating?
Women and men age 15-49 who agree that a husband is justified in beating his wife if:
she burns the food (%) u u  
she argues with him (%) u u  
she goes out without telling him (%) u u  
she neglects the children (%) u u  
she refuses to have sex with him (%) u u  
at least one of these reasons (%) u u  
 
  Women Men Notes
Do women and men experience physical or sexual violence?
Women and men age 15-49 who have experienced physical violence by anyone:
since age 15 (%) u u  
in the past 12 months (%) u u  
Women and men age 15-49 who have ever experienced sexual violence by anyone (%) u u  
Ever-married women and men age 15-49 who have experienced physical or sexual violence by their spouse or partner:
ever (%) u u  
in the last 12 months (%) u u  
 
  Women Men Notes
Do women and men have the knowledge and empowerment necessary to reduce their risk of contracting HIV?
Women and men age 15-49 who know that the risk of contracting HIV can be reduced by:
using condoms (%) 68.1 77.4  
limiting sex to one uninfected faithful partner (%) 88.4 89.5  
Women and men age 15-49 who know that a healthy-looking person can have HIV (%) 74.0 84.4  
Women and men age 15-49 who had sex with more than one partner in the 12 months preceding the survey among those who had sex during the period (%) 3.8 29.3  
Mean lifetime number of sexual partners among those who have ever had sex 2.2 6.7  
Women and men age 15-49 who were tested and received results from an HIV test takenin the 12 months before the survey (%) 4.0 3.8  
 
  Women Men Notes
Does HIV affect women disproportionately?
Women and men age 15-49 who tested HIV-positive (%) 7.5 5.0  
 


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