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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 605 women who died from pregnancy-related causes in Ghana between 2000 and 2005

From: Distribution of causes of maternal mortality among different socio-demographic groups in Ghana; a descriptive study

Variable Number Valid percent (%)
Age group(years)   
12-14 3 0.5
15-19 62 10.2
20-24 115 19.0
25-29 133 22.0
30-34 116 19.2
35-39 106 17.5
40-44 55 9.1
45-49 15 2.5
Total 605 100
Highest Educational level   
Never Attended 208 34.4
Basic Education 332 54.9
Senior High School 52 8.6
Tertiary/Higher Education 13 2.1
Total 605 100
Residence   
Urban 216 35.9
Rural 389 64.1
Total 605 100
Marital Status   
Single 99 16.4
Married 506 83.6
Total 605 100