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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Effect of maternal growth monitoring knowledge on stunting, wasting and underweight among children 0–18 months in Tamale metropolis of Ghana

CharacteristicCategoryFrequency (%)
Age of mother (years)17–27146 (42.9)
28–37158 (46.5)
> 3836 (10.6)
EducationNone152 (44.7)
Primary31 (9.1)
Middle/JHS59 (17.4)
SHS/vocational training51 (15)
Tertiary47 (13.8)
OccupationEmployed38 (11.2)
Self employed244 (71.8)
Unemployed58 (17)
EthnicityDagomba275 (80.9)
Gonja19 (5.6)
Mamprusi11 (3.2)
Others35 (10.3)
ReligionChristianity21 (6.2)
Islam319 (93.8)
Age of child (months)0–5195 (57.4)
6–11102 (30)
12–1843 (12.6)
Sex of childMale175 (51.5)
Female165 (48.5)