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Table 1 Descriptive data on background characteristics of respondents

From: Factors associated with utilization of skilled service delivery among women in rural Northern Ghana: a cross sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (%)
(N = 400)
Non- health facility delivery (N = 27) Health facility delivery (N = 373)
n (%) n (%)
Age of mother
 16–25 178 (44.5) 8 (2.0) 170 (42.5)
 20–29 173 (43.3) 15 (3.8) 158 (39.5)
 30–39 49 (12.3) 4 (1.0) 45 (11.3)
Parity
 1–2 204 (51.0) 10 (2.5) 194 (48.5)
 3–4 148 (37.0) 13 (3.3) 135 (33.7)
 5+ 48 (12.0) 4 (1.0) 44 (11.0)
Marital status
 Married 319 (79.8) 20 (5.0) 299 (74.8)
 Cohabiting 2 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.5)
 Divorced/separated/widowed 30 (7.5) 1 (0.3) 29 (7.2)
 Never married 49 (12.3) 6 (1.5) 43 (10.8)
Ethnicity
 Frafra 332 (83.0) 23 (5.8) 309 (77.2)
 Kusa 2 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.5)
 Gruni 66 (16.5) 4 (1.0) 62 (15.5)
Religion
 Christian 252 (63.0) 16 (4.0) 236 (59.0)
 Islam 39 (9.8) 0 (0.0) 39 (9.8)
 Traditional 109 (27.3) 11 (2.8) 98 (24.5)
Educational attainment of mother
 None 164 (41.0) 17 (4.3) 147 (36.7)
 Primary 107 (26.8) 7 (1.8) 100 (25.0)
 Middle/JSSa/JHSb 96 (24.0) 2 (0.5) 94 (23.5)
 Secondary/SSSc/SHSd/Teche/Vocf 28 (7.0) 0 (0.0) 28 (7.0)
 Tertiary 5 (1.3) 1 (0.3) 4 (1.0)
Educational attainment of partner
 None 155 (38.8) 16 (4.0) 139 (34.8)
 Primary 46 (11.5) 2 (0.5) 44 (11.0)
 Middle/JSSa/JHSb 65 (16.3) 0 (0.0) 65 (16.3)
 Secondary/SSSc/SHSd/Teche/Vocf 28 (7.0) 1 (0.3) 27 (6.7)
 Tertiary 25 (6.3) 1 (0.3) 24 (6.0)
 Not Applicable 81 (20.3) 7 (1.8) 74 (18.5)
  1. a JSS Junior Secondary School, b JHS Junior High School, c SSS Senior Secondary School, d SHS Senior High School, e Tech Technical School, f Voc Vocational School