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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers and children

From: Maternal depression does not affect complementary feeding indicators or stunting status of young children (6–23 months) in Northern Ghana

Characteristic Frequency (n = 200) Percent
Mothers
 Age group (years)
  < 20 8 4.0
  20–24 50 25.0
  25–29 89 44.5
  30–34 38 19.0
  35+ 15 7.5
 Highest educational level completed
  No education 116 58.0
  Primary 19 9.5
  Junior High School/Middle school 39 19.5
  Senior High School/Vocational school 17 8.5
  University 9 4.5
 Marital status
  Married 189 94.5
  Single, never married 10 5.0
  Divorced/separated/widowed 1 0.5
 Religion
  Islamic 194 97.0
  Christian 6 3.0
 Occupation
  Trader 138 69.0
  Farmer 18 9.0
  Teacher 6 3.0
  Others 38 19.0
 Ethnicity
  Dagomba 177 88.5
  Gonja 10 5.0
  Mamprusi 9 4.5
  Others 4 2.0
Children
 Age group (month)
  6–11 82 41.0
  12–23 118 59.0
 Sex
  Male 86 43.0
  Female 114 57.0