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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Why Muslim women in Northern Ghana do not use skilled maternal healthcare services at health facilities: a qualitative study

Characteristic Number of women Percentage
Age (yrs)   
 ≥20 21 22.7
 21-25 26 27.6
 26-30 25 27
 31-35 9 9.7
 36-40 4 3.8
 41-45 1 1.1
 Don’t know 8 8.1
Highest level of education   
 None 57 60.7
 Primary 19 20.4
 Middle/JSS 16 17.3
 Secondary+ 2 1.6
Occupation   
 Farming 38 40
 Petty trading 21 22.7
 Housewife 21 22.7
 Head dresser 6 6.5
 Seamstress 7 7
 Teacher 1 1.1
Marital status   
 Married 64 69.1
 Widow 5 4.9
 Separated 9 9.2
 Single 16 16.8
Type of marriage   
 Monogamous 51 54.7
 Polygamous 43 45.3
Number of children   
 None 8 9.2
 1-3 51 53.5
 4-6 35 37.3
Total number of pregnancies ever had   
 1-3 54 57.3
 4-6 33 35.1
 7-9 7 7.6
Age at first pregnancy   
 15-20 36 38.4
 21-30 50 53.5
 Don’t know 8 8.1
Place of last delivery   
 Home 63 73.3
 Health facility 23 26.7