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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of sample

From: Use of commercial infant cereals as complementary food in infants and young children in Ghana

Characteristics Mean ± SD Frequency Percentage
Child characteristics
Sex
 Male   191 49.7
 Female   193 50.3
Mean age (months) 14.9 ± 4.8   
Age group (months)   
 6–12   136 35.4
 13–23   248 64.6
Maternal characteristics
Mean age of mothers (years) 28.7 ± 4.7   
Age group of mothers (years)
  < 20   2 0.5
 20–24   65 16.9
 25–29   154 40.1
 30–34   118 30.7
 35–39   35 9.1
 40+   10 2.6
Education
 None   77 20.1
 Primary   50 13.0
 JHS   90 23.4
 SHS   95 24.7
 Tertiary   72 18.8
Marital status
 Married   354 92.2
 Currently unmarried   4 1.0
Religion
 Islam   289 75.3
 Christian   93 24.2
 Other   2 0.5
Ethnicity
 Dagomba   223 58.1
 Gonja   51 13.3
 Akan   50 13.0
 Other   60 15.6
Occupation
 Farmer   14 3.6
 Trader   212 55.2
 Civil servant   69 18.0
 Unemployed   38 9.9
 Other   51 13.3