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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Culture and community perceptions on diet for maternal and child health: a qualitative study in rural northern Ghana

Variable Frequency (N = 83) Percentage (%)
Age
 18–25 20 24.8
 26–39 42 49.7
 40+ 21 25.5
Sex
 Male 32 38.6
 Female 51 61.4
Ethnicity
 Kassena 43 51.8
 Nankana 40 48.2
Marital status
 Never married 13 15.7
 Married 66 79.5
 Widowed 4 4.8
Educational status
 No education 22 26.5
 Primary/ Junior high 42 50.6
 Senior high/Tertiary 17 22.9
Occupation
 Unemployed 13 15.7
 Civil/public servant 3 3.6
 Self employed 30 36.1
 Farmer 37 44.6
Household monthly income (GH¢)
 100–400 29 35.0
 401–700 7 8.4
 701+ 5 6.0
 Unable to tell 42 50.6