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Table 1 Socio-cultural factors impacting on orphan care

From: Qualitative study on the socio-cultural determinants of care of children orphaned by AIDS in the Ashanti and Eastern regions of Ghana

Factors affecting orphan care Focus group discussions (12) Key informants interviews (24) In-depth interviews (40)
Cultural factors Freq. % Freq. % Freq. %
Traditional Ceremonies: Funeral Rites 12 100.0 23 95.8 36 90.0
 Marriage Ceremonies 10 83.3 14 58.3 22 55.0
 Out-dooring of Babies 10 83.3 14 58.3 20 50.0
Traditional Rituals: Festivals 8 66.7 16 66.7 15 37.5
 Puberty Rites 10 83.3 18 75.0 25 62.5
Traditional Norms: Inheritance 12 100.0 19 79.2 20 50.0
 Polygyny 7 58.3 12 50.0 13 35.0
Social Factors       
Alcohol and Hard Drugs 12 100.0 22 91.7 34 85.0
Social Eating and Drinking 8 66.7 14 58.3 21 52.5
Extravagant Living 6 50.0 13 54.2 23 57.5
Fashion 12 100.0 21 87.5 34 85.0
Sports and Games 10 83.3 16 66.7 15 37.5
Films/Video/Drama 7 58.3 15 62.5 18 45.0
Night Clubs/Discos 9 75.0 15 62.5 16 40.0
Traditional Dances 5 41.7 12 50.0 11 27.5
Market Days 7 58.3 14 58.3 24 60.0
Church Worship 6 50.0 13 54.2 14 35.0
Peer Influence 8 66.7 8 33.3 8 20.0
Stigma and Discrimination 10 83.3 17 70.8 28 70.0