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Table 3 Alcoholic beverage drinking frequency and associated factors among women

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

Characteristic Drinking patterns of drinking alcoholic beverages (past 7 days) (N = 861)
None Once 2-3 times 4 times
or more
p-value
n(%) n % n % n %  
Age          0.063
15-19 32 47.6 26 38.4 9 12.9 1 1.1  
20-24 62 42.1 59 40.7 20 13.7 5 3.5  
25-29 40 28.8 54 39.6 34 24.9 9 6.8  
30-34 46 34.6 48 33.5 28 20.7 15 11.6  
35-39 46 28.9 47 29.4 48 30.2 19 11.6  
40-44 29 28.4 42 41.1 25 24.3 6 6.2  
45-49 27 24.2 44 39.2 32 28.4 9 8.2  
Marital status          0.000*
Never married 82 46.9 67 38.2 20 11.3 6 3.6  
Married/cohabiting 164 28.9 205 36.3 150 26.5 47 8.2  
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 35 30.1 45 38.6 25 21.7 11 9.5  
Residence          0.000*
Urban 178 44.2 147 36.4 61 14.9 18 4.5  
Rural 103 22.7 170 37.5 135 29.7 46 10.1  
Region          0.000*
Western 13 27.5 24 51.4 8 17.0 1 4.1  
Central 38 55.3 15 21.9 9 13.5 6 9.3  
Greater Accra 98 44.0 77 34.6 32 14.1 16 7.2  
Volta 12 11.3 57 54.8 29 27.8 6 6.1  
Eastern 20 27.8 16 22.8 25 36.6 7 10.9  
Ashanti 55 42.9 43 33.3 26 20.5 4 3.2  
Brong Ahafo 18 48.9 10 27.4 8 21.2 1 2.4  
Northern 18 25.2 25 35.1 20 28.3 8 11.4  
Upper East 2 2.5 34 55.5 21 34.9 4 7.1  
Upper West 6 13.5 15 32.7 16 35.9 8 17.9  
Education          0.000*
No education 43 19.4 86 39.0 71 32.1 21 9.5  
Primary 44 24.9 62 35.6 45 25.4 25 14.2  
Secondary/Higher 194 42.3 168 36.6 79 17.3 18 3.9  
Ethnicity          0.000*
Akan 166 46.1 110 30.7 63 17.6 20 5.6  
Ga/Dangme 31 28.6 47 42.6 20 18.5 11 10.4  
Ewe/Guan 49 26.9 75 41.2 46 25.5 12 6.4  
Mole-Dagbani 15 12.7 54 46.1 36 30.7 12 10.6  
Grussi/Gruma/Mande 20 23.0 30 34.3 29 33.1 8 9.7  
Wealth          0.000*
Poor 56 17.3 123 38.1 105 32.7 38 11.8  
Middle 56 42.2 40 30.3 25 18.8 12 8.7  
Rich 170 42.1 154 38.3 65 16.1 14 3.6  
Employment (past 12 months)          0.037*
Not employed 53 40.7 51 38.6 23 17.4 4 3.2  
Employed 228 31.4 267 36.7 172 23.7 59 8.2  
  1. n: number of women, %: percentage of women who consumed alcohol during the past week preceding the survey. *Statistcally significant (p < 0.05). Note: Some frequencies do not correspond with frequencies in Table 2 due to missing responses.