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Table 1 Socio Demographic Characteristics of Respondents

From: Factors influencing willingness to participate in new drug trial studies: a study among parents whose children were recruited into these trials in northern Ghana

Variables N = 394 frequency Percentage
Age of respondent
 18–30 50 12.7
 31–44 222 56.4
 45+ 122 30.9
Sex
 Male 45 11.4
 Female 349 88.6
Educational status
 No education 254 64.5
 Primary 88 22.3
 Middle/JSS 39 9.9
 Secondary 11 2.8
 Tertiary/higher 2 0.5
Religion
 Traditional 93 23.6
 Christian 270 68.5
 Muslim 24 6.1
 Other 7 1.8
Ethnicity
 Kassem 171 43.4
 Nankam 200 50.8
 Buli 17 4.3
 Other 6 1.5
Marital status
 Never married 5 1.3
 Married/living 340 86.3
 Together 9 2.3
 Devoiced 39 9.9
 Windowed 1 0.2
Main occupation
 Subsistence farmer 238 60.4
 Trader 141 35.8
 Housewife 3 0.8
 Civil/public servant 4 1.0
 Unemployed 2 0.5
 Other 6 1.5