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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics (n = 244)

From: Prevalence and determinants of depression in mothers of children under 5 years in Bole District, Ghana

Characteristic Frequency (n) Percent
Age group (years)
 18–19 14 5.7
 20–24 48 19.7
 25–29 82 33.6
 30–34 58 23.8
 35–39 24 9.8
 40 + 18 7.4
Education
 None 130 53.3
 Primary 55 22.5
 Junior High School and above 59 24.2
Marital statusa
 Currently married 205 84.0
 Currently unmarried 39 16.0
Religion
 Islam 188 77.0
 Others 56 23.0
Ethnicity
 Gonja 178 73.0
 Others 66 27.0
Occupation
 Trader/vendor 105 43.0
 Housewife 53 21.7
 Others 86 35.2
Number of children under 5 in household
 1 171 70.1
 2 73 29.9
Source of lighting in the house
 Electricity 233 95.5
 Others 11 4.5
Type of fuel used for cooking
 Firewood 172 70.5
 Others 72 29.5
Household wealth index (tertile)
 Poorest 84 34.4
 Medium 81 33.2
 Richest 79 32.4
  1. aLegally married women were classified as “currently married”, all other women were classified as “currently unmarried”