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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Determinants of modern contraceptive use among postpartum women in two health facilities in urban Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (n = 320) Percent
 Age of mother
  ≤ 19 9 2.8
 20–29 159 49.7
 30–39 137 42.8
 40–49 15 4.7
Marital status
 Single/divorced/widowed 36 11.3
 Married/cohabiting 284 88.7
Education of mother
 No formal education 14 4.4
 Primary 26 8.1
 Secondary/vocational 204 63.8
 Tertiary 76 23.8
Occupation of mother
 Public salaried worker 32 10.0
 Private salaried worker 66 20.6
 Trader 113 35.3
 Unemployed 77 24.1
 Other 32 10.0
Education of partner
 No formal education 9 2.8
 Primary 3 0.9
 Secondary/vocational 183 57.2
 Tertiary 125 39.1
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