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Table 2 Proportions and predictors of alcoholic beverage consumption among women

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

Characteristics Alcohol consumption p-value Age adjusted Multivariate
COR 95% CI AOR 95% CI
n = 861 % = 17.5
Age    0.000     
15-19 68 6.6   1   1  
20-24 146 16.7   2.40*** 1.81, 3.17 2.40*** 1.73, 3.32
25-29 137 16.5   2.63*** 1.98, 3.48 2.57*** 1.78, 3.72
30-34 133 20.7   3.11*** 2.33, 4.16 2.99*** 2.02, 4.42
35-39 162 25.4   4.10*** 3.09, 5.43 3.82*** 2.59, 5.65
40-44 104 22.2   3.51*** 2.59, 4.75 2.98*** 1.96, 4.52
45-49 111 26.0   4.76*** 3.51, 6.43 4.42*** 2.91, 6.70
Marital status    0.000     
Never married 175 11.0   1   1  
Married/Cohabiting 569 19.8   2.04*** 1.71, 2.43 0.87 0.66, 1.13
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 117 26.3   2.85*** 2.19, 3.70 1.34 0.94, 1.70
Residence    0.000     
Urban 404 17.0   1   1  
Rural 457 18.1   1.40*** 1.21, 1.62 1.23 0.98, 1.55
Region        
Western 48 10.7   1   1  
Central 70 16.5   2.04** 1.33, 3.14 2.16** 1.39, 3.37
Greater Accra 223 26.2   3.30*** 2.29, 4.75 3.77*** 2.49, 5.69
Volta 105 24.3   3.17*** 2.15, 4.68 2.91*** 1.86, 4.54
Eastern 69 14.2   1.65* 1.11, 2.49 1.48 0.97, 2.27
Ashanti 131 13.0   1.43 0.98, 2.11 1.69* 1.13, 2.52
Brong Ahafo 37 8.6   0.95 0.59, 1.52 1.06 0.65, 1.71
Northern 71 15.2   2.25*** 1.52, 3.33 3.45*** 2.21, 5.41
Upper East 63 25.0   3.21*** 2.15, 4.78 5.62*** 3.47, 9.12
Upper West 46 37.3   6.28*** 4.32, 9.11 11.98*** 7.60, 18.90
Education    0.000     
No education 222 21.3   1   1  
Primary 178 18.0   0.67*** 0.55, 0.82 0.95 0.76, 1.8
Secondary/Higher 461 16.0   0.53*** 0.45, 0.62 0.85 0.69, 1.06
Ethnicity    0.000     
Akan 359 14.4   1   1  
Ga/Dangme 110 32.0   2.51*** 1.91, 3.29 1.66** 1.21, 2.28
Ewe/Guan 182 24.1   1.86*** 1.51, 2.28 1.20 0.91, 1.59
Mole-Dagbani 120 15.1   1.73*** 1.43, 2.08 0.47*** 0.34, 0.67
Grussi/Gruma/Mande 89 16.9   1.75*** 1.40, 2.18 0.65** 0.48, 0.87
Wealth    0.000     
Poor 323 19.2   1   1  
Middle 133 13.6   0.51*** 0.41, 0.64 0.64*** 0.50, 0.81
Rich 405 18.0   0.69*** 0.59, 0.80 0.87 0.67, 1.13
Employment (past 12 months)    0.000     
Not employed 133 10.7   1   1  
Employed 728 19.8   2.16*** 1.78 1.46** 1.16, 1.83
  1. n: women who consume alcohol, %: proportion of women who consume alcohol, COR: Crude odds ratio, AOR: Adjusted odds ratio, CI: Confidence Interval, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001