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Table 1 Demographic classification of participants (n = 192)

From: Weight perceptions, weight management practices, and nutritional status of emerging adults living in the Accra Metropolis

Variable Mean (SD) n (%)
Age (years) 21.8 (2.2)  
Ethnicity
 Akan   94 (49.0)
 Ewe   45 (23.4)
 Ga-Adangbe   40 (20.8)
 Northerner   13 (6.8)
Occupationa
 Student   127 (66.1)
 Services/Sales workers   23 (12.0)
 Professionals   19 (9.9)
 Crafts and related trades workers   9 (4.7)
 Clerical support workers   3 (1.6)
 Elementary Occupation   1 (0.5)
 Unemployed   5 (2.6)
 Otherb   5 (2.6)
Highest Qualification
 Senior high school   127 (66.1)
 Post-secondary schoolc   44 (22.9)
 Junior high school   21 (10.9)
  1. aAside from ‘student’, occupation of participants was categorized based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) by the International Labour Organization (ILO) [21]
  2. bOther occupations reported were footballer and actor/actress
  3. cIncludes clerical, vocational, polytechnic and university institutes