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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Assessing the knowledge of expectant mothers on mother–to-child transmission of viral hepatitis B in Upper West region of Ghana

Variable Total Wa Municipality Lawra District
N % N % N %
Age group (years)
 ≤24 137 30.4 64 26.7 73 34.8
 25–35 243 54.0 140 58.3 103 49.0
 >35 70 15.6 36 15.0 34 16.2
 Total 450 100.0 240 100.0 210 100.0
Marital Status
 Married 382 84.9 209 87.1 173 82.4
 Not Married 68 15.1 31 12.9 37 17.6
 Total 450 100.0 240 100.0 210 100.0
Occupation
 Unemployed 252 56.0 105 43.8 147 70.0
 Employed 198 44.0 135 56.2 63 30.0
 Total 450 100.0 240 100.0 210 100.0
Educational level
 Educated 281 62.4 171 71.2 110 52.4
 Uneducated 169 37.6 69 28.8 100 47.6
 Total 450 100.0 240 100.0 210 100.0
Gravidity
 Primidgravida 105 23.3 57 23.8 48 22.9
 Multigravida 343 76.2 182 76.2 161 76.6
 Total 448 99.5 240 100.0 209 99.5
Average monthly income
 ≤ GHC500 429 95.3 227 94.5 202 96.2
 GHC501–1000 17 3.8 9 3.8 8 3.8
 > GHC1000 4 0.9 4 1.7 0 0.0
 Total 450 100.0 240 100.0 210 100.0
Family Set-up
 Polygamous 151 33.6 89 37.1 62 29.5
 Monogamous 261 58.0 132 55.0 129 61.4
 Other 37 8.2 18 7.5 19 9.0
 Total 449 99.8 239 99.6 210 100.0