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Table 1 Background characteristics of women attending ANC and PNC clinics [N = 603]

From: Prevalence and associated risk factors of anaemia among women attending antenatal and post-natal clinics at a public health facility in Ghana

CharacteristicANC [N = 409]PNC [N = 194]
Mean Age (SD)28 ± 627 ± 7
Age group (in years)
  < 2049 (12)33 (17)
 20–29208 (51)96 (49)
 30–39138 (34)58 (29)
 40>14 (3)10 (5)
Marital Status
 Single68 (17)41 (21)
 Married341 (83)156 (79)
Educational Level
 None30 (7)13 (7)
 Primary71 (17)37 (19)
 Secondary (JHS/SHS)267 (65)126 (64)
 Tertiary41 (10)21 (10)
Occupation
 Unemployed102 (25)53 (27)
 Artisan103 (25)49 (25)
 Civil servant37 (9)17 (9)
 Farming15 (3)15 (7)
 Trading152 (38)63 (32)
Religion
 Christianity346 (85)167 (85)
 Muslim63 (15)30 (15)
Tribe
 Ewe291 (71)148 (75)
 Others118 (29)49 (25)
Mean Haemoglobin level (g/dl)11. 78 ± 1.9311.82 ± 2.48
Gravidity
 1–2219 (54)116 (59)
 3–5168 (41)66 (34)
 6≤22 (5)15 (7)
Parity
 None (Nulliparous)144 (35)
 1–2168 (41)118 (60)
 3+97 (24)79 (40)
Gestational age  
 1st trimester58 (14)
 2nd trimester37 (9)
 3rd trimester314 (77)