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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in Brong-Ahafo (n = 200) and Northern region (n = 202)

From: Special foods and local herbs used to enhance breastmilk production in Ghana: rate of use and beliefs of efficacy

Characteristic Brong-Ahafo
n (%)
Northern
n (%)
All
n (%)
Age of children (months)
 0–6 63 (31.5) 67 (33.2) 130 (32.3)
 7–12 59 (29.5) 63 (31.2) 122 (30.4)
  > 12 78 (39.0) 72 (35.4) 150 (37.3)
Sex of child
 Male 113 (56.5) 107 (53.0) 220 (54.7)
 Female 87 (43.5) 95 (47) 182 (45.3)
Marital status
 Married 150 (75.0) 202 (100) 352 (87.6)
 Currently unmarried 50 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 50 (12.4)
Mother’s educational status
 Basic 141 (70.5) 48 (23.8) 189 (47.0)
 Secondary/Tertiary 36 (18.0) 9 (4.4) 45 (11.2)
 No formal education 23 (11.5) 145 (71.8) 168 (41.8)
Occupation of mother
 Trader/vendor 82 (41.0) 71 (35.2) 153 (38.1)
 Agricultural work 40 (20.0) 91 (45.0) 131 (32.6)
 Civil servant 5 (2.5) 3 (1.5) 8 (2.0)
 Others 35 (17.5) 19 (9.4) 54 (13.4)
 Currently not working 38 (19.0) 18 (8.9) 56 (13.9)
Socio economic status (SES)
 Poorest 48 (24.0) 38 (18.8) 86 (21.4)
 Poor 39 (19.0) 36 (17.) 75 (18.7)
 Medium 57 (38.0) 24 (11.8) 81 (20.1)
 Wealthy 38 (19.0) 42 (20.8) 80 (19.9)
 Wealthiest 18 (9.0) 62 (30.7) 80 (19.9)