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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of Respondents

From: Postpartum fertility behaviours and contraceptive use among women in rural Ghana

Variable Number
N = 1003
Percentage (%)
Age
 15–19 33 3.3
 20–34 741 73.9
 35–39 132 13.2
 40+ 97 9.7
Educational level
 None 83 8.3
 Primary 214 21.3
 Middle/Junior secondary School/Junior high school 543 54.1
 Secondary/Senior secondary school/Senior high School /Vocational 119 11.9
 Tertiary 44 4.4
Ethnicity
 Fante 890 88.7
 Efutu 18 1.8
 Other Akan 46 4.6
 Ewe 21 2.1
 Hausa 22 2.2
 Other 6 0.6
Religion
 Christian 906 90.3
 Muslim 76 7.6
 Other 21 2.1
Occupation
 Fishmonger 69 6.9
 Farmer 33 3.3
 Petty Trader 515 51.4
 Civil/Public Servant 111 11.1
 Student 32 3.2
 Other 243 24.2
Area of residence
 Saltpond 316 31.5
 Biriwa 135 13.5
 Anomabo 179 17.9
 Mankessim 259 25.8
 Other 114 11.4
Marital Status
 Married through church/mosque/court wedding 213 21.2
 Married only by traditional rite 434 43.3
 Engaged, yet to be married 240 23.9
 Co-habitation (living together) 73 7.3
 Divorced/Separated/Widow/Single 43 4.3
  1. Source: Field data (2012 and 2014)