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Research Article

Risk Factors of Anaemia among Children under Five Years in the Hohoe Municipality, Ghana: A Case Control Study

Table 2

Socio demographic characteristics of mothers.

CharacteristicsCases [N=70]
n (%)
Controls [N=140]
n (%)
Total [N=210]
N (%)

Maternal Age group (years)
40 and above5 (7.1)17 (12.1)22 (10.5)
30 -3935 (50.0)49 (35.0)84 (40.0)
20 – 2926 (37.2)70 (50.0)96 (45.7)
< 204 (5.7)4 (2.9)8 (3.8)
Religious Affiliation
Christian68 (97.1)125 (89.3)193 (91.9)
Islam2 (2.9)15 (10.7)17 (8.1)
Tribe
Ewe60 (85.7)101 (72.1)161 (76.7)
Guan9 (12.9)33 (23.6)42 (20.0)
Akan and Others1 (1.4)6 (4.3)7 (3.3)
Educational level
None2 (2.8)14 (10.0)16 (7.6)
Primary/JHS55 (78.6)106 (75.7)161 (76.7)
Secondary13 (18.6)20 (14.3)33 (15.7)
Occupation
Unemployed13 (18.6)23 (16.4)36 (17.1)
Civil servant4 (5.7)6 (4.3)10 (4.8)
Farmer13 (18.6)39 (27.9)52 (24.8)
Trader/Hair dresser40 (57.1)72 (51.4)112 (53.3)
Marital Status
Single15 (21.4)24 (17.1)39 (18.6)
Married55 (78.6)116 (82.9)171 (81.4)
Parity
1 -230 (42.9)69 (49.3)99 (47.1)
3 -426 (37.1)45 (32.1)71 (33.8)
> 414 (20.0)26 (18.6)40 (19.0)
Monthly income
<10045 (64.3)79 (56.4)124 (59.0)
100 -20019 (27.1)49 (35.0)68 (32.4)
200+6 (8.6)12 (8.6)18 (8.6)
Socio economic status
Low SES17 (24.3)42 (30.0)59 (28.1)
Middle SES24 (34.3)47 (33.6)71 (33.8)
High SES29 (41.4)51 (36.4)80 (38.1)

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