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Table 1 Background characteristics of women (N = 4916)

From: Consumption and drinking frequency of alcoholic beverage among women in Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n %
Age   
15-19 1025 20.8
20-24 878 17.9
25-29 832 16.9
30-34 644 13.1
35-39 638 13.0
40-44 470 9.6
45-49 429 8.7
Marital status*   
Never married 1593 32.4
Married/Cohabiting 2876 58.5
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 446 9.1
Residence   
Urban 2383 48.5
Rural 2533 51.5
Region   
Western 447 9.1
Central 424 8.6
Greater Accra 853 17.3
Volta 431 8.8
Eastern 483 9.8
Ashanti 1011 20.6
Brong Ahafo 425 8.7
Northern 467 9.5
Upper East 253 5.2
Upper West 122 2.5
Education*   
No education 1042 21.2
Primary 988 20.1
Secondary/Higher 2692 58.7
Ethnicity*   
Akan 2493 50.7
Ga/Dangme 343 7.0
Ewe/Guan 755 15.3
Mole-Dagbani 795 16.2
Grussi/Gruma/Mande 528 10.8
Wealth   
Poor 1683 34.2
Middle 979 19.9
Rich 2254 45.8
Employment (past 12 months)   
Not employed 1240 25.2
Employed 3676 74.8
  1. n: frequency of variable, %: percentage of frequency, *N < 4916 due to missing responses.