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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study population (women aged 15–49)

From: Socio-demographic determinants of skilled birth attendant at delivery in rural southern Ghana

Characteristics Frequencya Proportion (%)
Age group
 15–19 223 11.9
 20–24 494 26.36
 25–29 498 26.57
 30–34 348 18.57
 35–39 207 11.05
 40+ 104 5.55
Mean = 27.41 (SD = 6.87)   
Ethnicity
 Ga-Dangme 1370 73.11
 Akan 101 5.39
 Ewe 298 15.9
 Northern 97 5.18
 Others 8 0.43
Religion
 Christianity 1727 92.16
 Islamic 100 5.34
 Traditional 22 1.17
 Others 25 1.33
Occupation
 Unemployed 477 25.45
 Farmer 299 15.96
 Artisan 252 13.45
 Petty trader 510 27.21
 Civil servant 30 1.6
 Student 265 14.14
 Others 41 2.19
Level of education
 No education 512 27.32
 Primary 567 30.26
 Junior high/middle school 646 34.47
 Senior high and above 149 7.95
Marital status
 Single 550 29.35
 Married 349 18.62
 Separated/divorced 32 1.71
 Cohabiting 907 48.4
 Widowed 9 0.48
 Missing 27 1.44
Parity
 Parity 1 543 28.98
 Parity 2 464 24.76
 Parity 3 329 17.56
 Parity 4 223 11.9
 Parity 5+ 315 16.81
Assisted delivery
 No skilled person 583 31.11
 Skilled person 1291 68.89
ANC attendance during last pregnancy
 Yes 1841 98.29
 No 32 1.71
Is this your first live birth
 Yes 543 28.98
 No 1331 71.02
  1. n = 1873
  2. SD standard deviation
  3. aNumber of respondents across some variables categories may not add up to 1873 due to missing data