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Table 2 Socio-demographic and health characteristics of respondents

From: Women’s health status in urban Ghana: dimensions and differentials using short form 36

Indicator Percent Number
Age groups
 20-29 24.5 687
 30-39 26.4 742
 40-49 19.6 552
 50-59 12.9 362
 60 and older 16.6 465
Marital status
 Currently married 54.2 1523
 Formerly married 27.6 776
 Never married 18.1 509
Parity
 None 20.7 582
 1-2 29.4 828
 3-4 25.4 714
 5 or more 24.5 690
Ethnicity
 Ga-Dangme 38.5 1080
 Akan 33.2 934
 Ewe 14.1 395
 Other ethnic groups 14.2 400
Educational Level
 None 17.1 481
 Primary 12.8 360
 Junior High School 42.0 1179
 Secondary/higher 28.1 789
Wealth status
 Poorest 19.3 542
 Poorer 21.9 614
 Middle 20.9 587
 Richer 20.5 576
Richest 17.4 490
Disease symptom
 No symptom 42.3 1187
 Single 24.5 690
 Multiple 33.2 932
BMI status
 Underweight 3.1 87
 Healthy weight 31.7 891
 Overweight 27.9 784
 Obese 36.1 1014
 Missing 1.2 33
Social network
 Good 76.1 2138
 Poor 23.9 671
Total 100.0 2809