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Table 1 Socio-Demographic characteristics of respondents in Ekumfi Narkwa

From: Dietary diversity and nutritional adequacy of under-fives in a fishing community in the central region of Ghana

Variable Frequency (%)
N = 250
Age of caregiver (years)
 Below 20 17 (6.8)
 20–25 94 (37.6)
 26–30 48 (19.2)
 31–35 47 (18.8)
 36 and above 44 (17.6)
Level of education of caregiver
 No formal education 76 (30.4)
 Primary 67 (26.8)
 Junior high 97 (38.8)
 Senior high 8 (3.2)
 Tertiary 2 (0.8)
Primary occupation
 Unemployed 29 (11.6)
 Fishmonger 35 (14.0)
 Farmer 15 (6.0)
 Trader (other than fish products) 138 (55.2)
 Artisan 28 (11.2)
 Other occupations 5 (2.0)
Head of household
 Mother 37 (14.8)
 Father 117 (46.8)
 Grandparent 92 (36.8)
 Non-relative 4 (1.6)
Migration status
 Permanent resident 154 (61.6)
 Migrant 96 (38.4)