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Table 1 Background Characteristic of respondents

From: Community utilisation and satisfaction with the community-based health planning and services initiative in Ghana: a comparative study in two system learning districts of the CHPS+ project

Variable District Total
Central Tongu [N = 504] n (%) Nkwanta South [N = 504] n (%) [N = 1008] N (%)
Sex
 Male 231(45.8) 210(41.7) 441(43.7)
 Female 273(54.2) 294(58.3) 567(56.3)
Mean age (in years) 39.2 ± 14.65
Age group (in years)
   < 30 156(31.0) 140(27.8) 296(29.4)
  30–39 135(26.8) 135(26.8) 270(26.8)
  40–49 95(18.8) 107(21.2) 202(20.0)
  50+ 118(23.4) 122(24.2) 240(23.8)
Religion
  Christianity 451(89.5) 373(74.0) 824(81.7)
  Islam 19(3.8) 26(5.2) 45(4.5)
  African Traditional 34(6.7) 105(20.8) 139(13.8)
Marital Status
  Married/Co-habiting 404(80.1) 413(81.9) 817(81.0)
  Divorced/Separated 17(3.4) 21(4.2) 38(3.8)
  Widowed 16(3.2) 27(5.4) 43(4.3)
  Never married 67(13.3) 43(8.5) 110(10.9)
Ethnicity
  Ewe 496(98.4) 154(30.5) 650(64.5)
  Akan 4(0.8) 31(6.2) 35(3.5)
  Guan 1(0.2) 258(51.2) 259(25.7)
  Others 3(0.6) 61(12.1) 64(6.3)
Educational level
  None 109(21.6) 177(35.1) 286(28.4)
  Primary 107(21.2) 90(17.8) 197(19.5)
  JHS 191(37.9) 156(31.0) 347(34.4)
  SHS 70(13.9) 62(12.3) 132(13.1)
  Tertiary 27(5.4) 19(3.8) 46(4.6)
Occupation
  Unemployed 40(7.9) 35(6.9) 75 (7.4)
  Trader 65(12.9) 74(14.7) 139 (13.7)
  Farmer 319(63.3) 307 (60.9) 626 (62.1)
  Tradesman 27(5.4) 39 (7.7) 66 (6.6)
  Seamstress/hair dresser 24(4.8) 27 (5.4) 51(5.1)
  Civil servant 29(5.7) 22(4.4) 51(5.1)
Income (in GHC)
  Very low (< 100) 109(21.6) 129(25.6) 238(23.7)
  Low (100–499) 297(59.2) 310(61.5) 607(60.3)
  High (500–999) 60(12.0) 46(9.1) 106(10.5)
  Very high (≥1000) 36(7.2) 19(3.8) 55(5.5)
NHIS Status
  Subscriber 224(44.4) 243(48.2) 467(46.3)
  Non-subscriber 280(55.6) 261(51.8) 541(53.7)