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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (N = 423 unless stated)

From: They receive antenatal care in health facilities, yet do not deliver there: predictors of health facility delivery by women in rural Ghana

Variable Number Percent
Age group (years)
 15–19 32 7.6
 20–24 99 23.4
 25–29 100 23.6
 30–34 79 18.7
 35–39 67 15.8
 40 and above 46 10.9
Marital status
 Single 8 1.9
 Married 402 95.0
 Cohabiting 4 0.9
 Separated 5 1.2
 Widow 4 0.9
Highest educational level attained
 No education 172 40.7
 Primary 137 32.4
 Middle/Junior High School 67 15.8
 Secondary and above 47 11.1
Occupation
 Unemployed 79 18.7
 Famer 274 64.8
 Self-employed 62 14.7
 Formal sector employee 8 1.9
Religion
 Traditional 115 27.2
 Christian 263 62.2
 Muslim 45 10.6
Parity (Birth order)
 1 87 20.6
 2 101 23.9
 3 73 17.3
 4 86 20.3
 5+ 76 18.0
Ethnic group
 Builsa 413 97.6
 Mamprusi 4 0.9
 Kassena 4 0.9
 Sissala 2 0.5
Health insurance enrolment status
 Enrolled 351 83.0
 Never enrolled 72 17.0
Health insurance status during recent pregnancy (N = 356)
 Valid 254 72.0
 Not valid 97 28.0
 Exposure to information on delivery care
 Yes 387 91.5
 No 36 8.5
Type of information received (multiple responses allowed) (N = 387)
 Sleep under an insecticide-treated bed net 194 49.6
 Observe personal and environmental hygiene 134 34.6
 Deliver in health facilities 132 34.1
 Practice exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months 121 31.3
 Send children for monthly growth monitoring and promotion 64 16.5
 Signs of labour and delivery 35 9.0