International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Women’s Health Decision-Making Autonomy and Skilled Birth Attendance in Ghana

Table 1

Background characteristics, Ghana DHS 2014 ( = 5,884).

Background characteristicsFrequency (%)

Age
15–19211 (3.6)
20–241,003 (17.1)
25–291,468 (25.0)
30–341,465 (25.0)
35–391,087 (18.5)
40–44504 (8.6)
45–49146 (2.5)
Level of education
No Education1,613 (27.4)
Primary1,179 (20.0)
Secondary2,830 (48.1)
Higher/tertiary262 (4.5)
Religious affiliation
Christianity4,446 (75.6)
Islam1,002 (17.0)
Traditionalist189 (3.2)
No religion246 (4.2)
Marital status
Married3,722 (63.3)
Not married2,162 (36.8)
Occupation
Not working1,035 (17.6)
Primary1,554 (26.5)
Secondary745 (12.7)
Tertiary2,536 (43.2)
Wealth status
Poor2,541 (43.2)
Middle1,151 (19.6)
Rich2,192 (37.3)
Residential status
Rural3,236 (55.0)
Urban2,648 (45.0)
Region of residence
Western443 (10.3)
Central469 (11.0)
Greater Accra698 (16.3)
Volta325 (7.6)
Eastern402 (9.4)
Ashanti765 (17.9)
Brong Ahafo387 (9.0)
Northern497 (11.6)
Upper east182 (4.3)
Upper west115 (2.7)

Source: computed from 2014 GDHS data set.

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