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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants, Greater Accra Region, Ghana, 2012

From: Residential characteristics as correlates of occupants’ health in the greater Accra region, Ghana

Variable Self-rated health
  Good health Poor health
Age in years (n = 499) Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
  18-25 100 (94.3) 6 (5.7)
  26-35 140 (94.6) 8 (5.4)
  36-45 133 (96.4) 5 (3.6)
  46+ 101 (94.4) 6 (5.6)
Gender (n = 500)   
  Male 245 (96.8) 8 (3.2)
  Female 229 (92.7) 18 (7.3)
Marital status (n = 500)   
  Never married 157 (92.9) 12 (7.1)
  Married 239 (96.0) 10 (4.0)
  Co-habiting 17 (89.5) 2 (10.5)
  Divorced/separated/widowed 61 (96.8) 2 (3.2)
Educational status (n = 500)   
  No formal education 27 (93.1) 2 (6.9)
  Primary/basic/other* 64 (91.4) 6 (8.6)
  Senior secondary 119 (90.8) 12 (9.2)
  Vocational/technical 94 (95.9) 4 (4.1)
  College/tertiary 170 (98.8) 2 (1.2)
Occupation (n = 500)   
  Unemployed 41 (91.1) 4 (8.9)
  Student 66 (95.7) 3 (4.3)
  Home maker 22 (95.7) 1 (4.3)
  Farming 17 (98.5) 2 (10.5)
  Petty trading 69 (88.5) 9 (11.5)
  Artisan 71 (95.9) 3 (4.1)
  Government employed 101 (99.0) 1 (1.0)
  Privately employed 87 (96.7) 3 (3.3)
Household income (n = 498)   
  <100 GHC 46 (90.2) 5 (9.8)
  101-500 GHC 220 (95.2) 11 (4.8)
  >500 GHC 100 (99.0) 1 (1.0)
Not applicable 106 (92.2) 9 (7.8)
  1. *Other = Islamic and other schools at the basic level; all (%) refer to row percentages.