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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Determinants of access to improved sanitation facilities in rural districts of southern Ghana: evidence from Dodowa Health and Demographic Surveillance Site

  Frequency Percentage (%)
Age group
 < 30 1068 6.53
 30–34 1644 10.05
 35–39 2046 12.51
 40–44 2058 12.58
 45–49 1861 11.38
 50–54 1806 11.04
 55–59 1446 8.84
 60–64 1259 7.70
 65–69 889 5.44
 70+ 2276 13.92
Median = 48 (IQR = 23)
 Sex
  Female 6466 39.54
  Male 9887 60.46
Ethnicity
 Ga-Dangme 12,054 73.71
 Akan 1007 6.16
 Ewe 2511 15.35
 Northern 675 4.13
 Others 106 0.65
Marital status
 Single 1772 10.84
 Divorced/separated 1298 7.94
 Married 6107 37.34
 Cohabiting 5307 32.45
 Widowed 1869 11.43
Education
 No education 5542 33.89
 Primary 2189 13.39
 Junior high/middle school 5886 35.99
 Senior high school and above 2736 16.73
Occupation
 Unemployed 1041 6.37
 Farmer 6678 40.84
 Artisan 2917 17.84
 Trader 2987 18.27
 Civil servant 1007 6.16
 Fisherman 797 4.87
 Others 926 5.66
Household size
 Less than six 12,047 73.67
 Six and above 4306 26.33
Sanitation (toilet) type   
 Unimproved 14,053 85.94
 Improved 2300 14.06