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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study sample

From: Registered or unregistered? Levels and differentials in registration and certification of births in Ghana

Variable Number Percent
Birth registration status
 Neither registered nor has birth certificate 1121 28.89
 Registered (without birth certificate) 597 15.38
 Has certificate 2162 55.73
Age of child
 0 1131 29.15
 1 1054 27.17
 2 785 20.23
 3 530 13.67
 4 380 9.79
Sex of child
 Male 2029 52.30
 Female 1851 47.70
Age of mother
 15–19 169 4.35
 20–24 640 16.50
 25–29 944 24.33
 30–34 926 23.87
 35–39 732 18.87
 40–44 359 9.25
 45–49 109 2.82
Mother's level of education
 No education 1011 26.07
 Primary 753 19.42
 Middle/JSS 1544 39.80
 Secondary/SHS 392 10.09
 Higher 179 4.63
Mother's marital status
 Never married 331 8.53
 Currently married 3293 84.88
 Formerly married 256 6.59
Place of residence
 Urban 1788 46.07
 Rural 2092 53.93
Region of residence
 Western 393 10.13
 Central 421 10.84
 Greater Accra 641 16.53
 Volta 301 7.76
 Eastern 371 9.57
 Ashanti 681 17.56
 Brong Ahafo 345 8.89
 Northern 454 11.70
 Upper East 168 4.32
 Upper West 105 2.71
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 824 21.24
 Poorer 790 20.37
 Middle 760 19.58
 Richer 769 19.81
 Richest 737 18.99
Place of delivery
 Home 970 25.01
 Public health facility 2566 66.14
 Private health facility 343 8.85
Assistance at delivery
 Medical officer 2938 75.72
 TBA 559 14.40
 Other 266 6.87
 No one 117 3.02
Total (weighted) 3880 100.00
  1. Source: Generated from GDHS, 2014