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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants, Brong Ahafo Region, 2016

From: Determinants of low birth weight in neonates born in three hospitals in Brong Ahafo region, Ghana, 2016- an unmatched case-control study

Variable No. of Cases (%) (n = 120) No. of Control (%) (n = 240)
Age group of mother (years)
 19 and below 10 (8.3) 18 (7.5)
 20–29 51 (42.5) 103 (42.9)
 30+ 59 (49.2) 119 (49.6)
Marital status of mother
 Married 83 (69.2) 186 (78.5)
 Not married 37 (30.8) 51 (21.5)
Mothers occupation
 Farming 17 (14.3) 28 (11.8)
 Trader/artisan 63 (52.9) 136 (57.1)
 Government/formal job 16 (13.4) 33 (13.9)
 Unemployed 23 (19.3) 41 (17.2)
Residence of mother
 Urban 69 (61.1) 172 (73.5)
 Rural 44 (38.9) 62 (26.5)