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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant women

From: Alcohol consumption among pregnant women in James Town Community, Accra, Ghana

Characteristics Number (%) Current alcohol users (%)
  N = 250 N = 120
Age (years):
 < 19 56 (22.4) 51(42.5)
 20 – 24 66 (26.4) 37(30.8)
 25 – 29 68 (27.2) 16(13.3)
 30 – 35 36 (14.4) 11(9.2)
 35+ 24 (9.6) 5(4.2)
Marital status:
 Married 79 (31.6) 37(30.8)
 Unmarried 171 (68.4) 83(69.2)
Education:
 No education 32 (12.8) 22(18.3)
 Primary 91 (36.4) 49(40.8)
 Junior High School 100 (40.0) 40(33.3)
 Senior High School/Vocational/Tertiary 27 (10.8) 9(7.5)
Occupation:
 Petty Trader 151 (60.4) 77(64.2)
 Artisan 33 (13.2) 16(13.3)
 Civil Servant 7 (2.8) 2(1.7)
 Unemployed 53 (21.2) 20(16.7)
 Other 6 (2.4) 5(4.2)
Religion:
 Christian 210 (84.0) 96(80)
 Muslim 21 (8.4) 7(5.8)
 Traditionalist 12 (4.8) 12(10)
 No religion 7 (2.8) 5(4.2)
Incomea (GHS)
 < 200 123 (63.1) 63(66.3)
 > 200 72 (36.9) 32(33.7)
  1. aOnly 195 pregnant women reported income