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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Inclusion of men in maternal and safe motherhood services in inner-city communities in Ghana: evidence from a descriptive cross-sectional survey

Variable Frequency, n = 256 Percentage (%)
Age of man (years)
 19–24 25 9.8
 25–34 102 39.8
 35–44 78 30.5
 45–54 40 15.6
 55–64 10 3.9
 65+ 1 0.4
Educational level of man
 None 77 30.1
 Primary 55 21.5
 Junior High/middle School 83 32.4
 Senior High School 30 11.7
 Tertiary 11 4.3
Educational level of wife/partner
 None 115 44.9
 Primary 38 14.8
 Junior High/middle School 80 31.3
 Senior High School 23 9.0
 Tertiary 0 0.0
Marital status
 Currently married 215 84.0
 Co-habitation 28 10.9
 Divorced/separated 13 5.1
Number of wives/partners
 One 200 78.1
 Two 44 17.2
 Three 12 4.7
Currently staying with wife/partner
 Yes 149 58.2
 No 107 41.8
Occupation
 Fishing 125 48.8
 Trading/business 56 21.9
 Government salary worker 27 10.5
 Private salary worker 47 18.4
 Unemployed 1 0.4
Religion
 Christianity 223 87.1
 Islam 6 2.3
 Traditional 27 10.5
Number of children
 0–4 180 70.3
 5–9 69 27.0
 10–13 7 2.7
Wife/partner has NHIS card
 Yes 169 66.0
 No 84 32.8
 Don’t know 3 1.2