Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

A Perspective Analysis of Dams and Water Quality: The Bui Power Project on the Black Volta, Ghana

Table 1

Respondent demographic data stratified by location in the Banda and Bole Districts of Ghana.

Variables% total (200)% far from the dam communities (100)% near to the dam communities (100) valueOdds ratio (OR)

Age
Less than 2010 (5.0)3 (3.0)7 (7.0)0.1940.41
20–2550 (15.0)19 (19.0)31 (31.0)0.050.522
26–3052 (16.0)20 (20.0)32 (32.0)0.0530.37
36–4039 (19.5)15 (15.0)24 (24.0)0.1080.558
46–5017 (8.5)8 (8.0)9 (9.0)0.79980.879
Over 5032 (16.0)12 (12.0)20 (2.0)0.12280.546
Sex
Male80 (40.0)43 (43.0)48 (48.0)0.047770.8173
Female120 (60.0)52 (52.0)57 (57.0)0.47771.224
Marital status
Married110 (55.0)43 (43.0)67 (67.0)0.00060.37
Single56 (28.0)19 (19.0)37 (37.0)0.00460.399
Divorce20 (10.0)9 (9.0)11 (11.0)0.6370.8
Separated4 (2.0)1 (1.0)3 (3.0)0.3120.33
Widowed10 (5.0)5 (5.0)5 (5.0)11
Educational level
Primary72 (36.0)25 (25.0)47 (47)0.00120.38
JHS52 (26.0)21 (21.0)31 (31.0)0.1060.59
SHS16 (8.0)5 (5.0)11 (11.0)0.1180.43
Tertiary6 (3.0)2 (2.0)4 (4.0)0.410.49
Never56 (28.0)23 (23.0)33 (33.0)0.1150.6
Occupation
Farmer20 (10.0)16 (16.0)4 (4.0)0.0054.57
Fisherman114 (57.0)49 (49.0)65 (65.0)0.0220.52
Apprentice4 (2.0)2 (2.0)2 (2.0)11
Trading36 (18.0)11 (11.0)25 (25.0)0.010.37
Government worker0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)00
Galamsey operator10 (5.0)8 (8)2 (2.0)0.054.3
Unemployed16 (8.0)12 (12.0)4 (4.0)0.043.27

OR refers to odds ratio; value refers to level of significance. The “far from the dam” communities were Agblekame North and Agblekame South, while “near to the dam” communities were Gyama Nsuo-ano and Bongase nsuo-ano.

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