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Table 1 Socio- demographic characteristics

From: Nutritional status and dietary diversity of orphan and non – orphan children under five years: a comparative study in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana

Characteristics Frequency (%) / mean ± SD All
Non - orphan Orphan
Child characteristics
 Sex
  Male 59 (48) 70 (56.9) 129 (52.4)
  Female 64 (52) 53 (43.1) 117 (47.6)
 Mean age 26 ± 16.73 30.8 ± 14.3 28.4 ± 15.70
 Age group (months)
  0–5 19 (15.4) 6 (4.9) 25 (10.2)
  6–11 10 (8.1) 5 (4.1) 15 (6.1)
  12–23 31 (25.2) 27 (22) 58 (23.6)
  24–35 24 (19.5) 39 (31.7) 63 (25.6)
  36–47 18 (14.6) 27 (22) 45 (18.3)
  48–59 21 (17.1) 19 (15.4) 40 (16.3)
Maternal/caregiver characteristics
 Mean age 29.6 ± 6.4 46.2 ± 8.9 37.9 ± 11.4
 Age group (years)
   ≤ 35 106 (86.2) 0 (0) 106 (43.1)
  More than 35 17 (13.8) 123 (100) 140 (56.9)
Marital status
 Currently married 96 (78) 54 (43.9) 150 (61)
 Currently unmarried 27 (22) 69 (56.1) 96 (39)
Ethnicity
 Akan 76 (62.3) 75 (61) 151 (61.4)
 Others 47 (38.2) 48 (39) 95 (38.6)
Level of education
 None 21 (17.1) 0 (0) 21 (8.5)
 At least senior high school 98 (79.7) 54 (43.9) 152 (61.8)
 Tertiary 4 (3.3) 69 (56.1) 73 (29.7)