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Table 1 Socio-demographic and pregnancy-related characteristics of the pregnant women

From: Urinary iodine concentration and thyroid volume of pregnant women attending antenatal care in two selected hospitals in Ashanti Region, Ghana: a comparative cross-sectional study

  KNUST Hospital EJURA Hospital Total P value*
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (Years)     0.072
  < 20 4 (4.3) 13 (8.9) 17 (7.1)  
 20–25 25 (26.9) 55 (37.7) 80 (33.5)  
 26–30 33 (35.5) 52 (35.6) 85 (35.6)  
 31–35 17 (18.3) 15 (10.3) 32 (13.4)  
 36–40 12 (12.9) 6 (4.1) 18 (7.5)  
  ≥ 40 2 (2.1) 5 (3.4) 7 (2.9)  
 Total 93 (100) 146 (100) 239 (100)  
Mean age (years) 28.9 26.7 27.6 0.063
Trimester     0.025
 First 29 (31.2) 24 (16.4) 53 (22.2)  
 Second 27 (29.0) 47 (32.2) 74 (31.0)  
 Third 37 (39.8) 75 (51.4) 112 (46.9)  
 Total 93 (100) 146 (100) 239 (100)  
Level of Education     < 0.001
 None 9 (9.7) 67 (45.9) 76 (31.8)  
 Primary 2 (2.2) 29 (19.7) 31 (13.0)  
 JHS 28 (30.1) 32 (21.9) 60 (25.1)  
 SHS 35 (37.6) 10 (6.9) 45 (18.8)  
 Tertiary 19 (20.4) 8 (5.5) 27 (11.3)  
 Total 93 (100) 146 (100) 239 (100)  
  1. JHS: Junior High School; SHS: Senior High School
  2. *p values are based on chi-square test