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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Determinants of modern family planning use among women of reproductive age in the Nkwanta district of Ghana: a case–control study

Characteristic Cases Controls Total
Sub-district: Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Number
Brewaniase 23 46 69
Kpassa 30 60 90
Nkwanta 45 90 135
Tutukpene 32 64 96
Total 130 260 390
Age:    
15-19 2 4 6
20-29 63 126 189
30-39 52 104 156
40-49 13 26 39
Total 130 260 390
Marital Status:    
Married 127 254 381
Not married 3 6 9
Total 130 260 390
Educational level:    
None 42 (32.3) 132 (50.8) 174
Primary 30 (23.1) 49 (18.8) 79
JSS/MLSC 51 (39.2) 53 (20.4) 104
SSS/Vocational 6 (4.6) 22 (8.5) 28
Tertiary 1 (0.8) 4 (1.5) 5
Total 130 (100) 260 (100) 390
Ethnicity:    
Ewe 31 (23.8) 50 (19.2) 81
Konkomba 24 (18.5) 60 (23.1) 84
Adele 15 (11.5) 40 (15.4) 55
Ntrobo 23 (17.7) 17 (6.5) 40
Achode 10 (7.7) 42 (16.2) 52
Basare 10 (7.7) 21 (8.1) 31
Other 17 (13.1) 30 (11.5) 47
Total 130 (100) 260 (100) 390
Employment status:    
Farming/animal husbandry 47 (36.,2) 121 (46.5) 168
Trading 33 (25.4) 78 (30.0) 111
Civil servant 5 (3.8) 11 (4.2) 16
Artisan 38 (29.2) 41 (15.8) 79
Unemployed 4 (3.1) 7 (2.7) 11
Others 3 (2.3) 2 (0.8) 5
Total 130 (100) 260 (100) 390
Religion:    
Islam 13 (10.0) 20 (7.7) 33
Christian 95 (73.1) 215 (82.7) 310
Traditional 15 (11.5) 13 (5.0) 28
No religion 7 (5.4) 12 (4.6) 19
Total 130 (100) 260 (100) 390