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Table 2 Household characteristics and possessions of respondent

From: Domestic waste disposal practice and perceptions of private sector waste management in urban Accra

Variable Frequency (N = 364) Percent
Monthly earnings in GH¢ ($)^   
Less than 100 (67) 79 21.7
100 – 399 (67-266) 175 48.1
400 – 799 (267-532) 81 22.3
800 above (533 above) 29 8.0
Residential unit   
Detached house 90 24.7
Semi – detached house 87 23.9
Flats 43 11.8
Compound house 144 39.6
Electricity in house   
Have electricity 269 73.9
Do not have electricity 95 26.1
People living in your household   
1 – 4 116 31.9
5 – 9 182 50.0
10 – 14 50 13.7
15 – 19 8 2.2
>19 8 2.2
Cook at home   
I cook at home 270 74.2
I don’t cook at home 94 25.8
Cooking schedule*   
Daily 210 77.8
Every other day 32 11.9
Three times a week 15 5.5
Weekly 13 4.8
  1. *Calculated from those who cook at home.
  2. ^Cedi/US Dollar exchange rate on interbank exchange rate 2010.