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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of survey respondents, Ga South Municipal Assembly, 2014

From: Solid medical waste: a cross sectional study of household disposal practices and reported harm in Southern Ghana

Variable (Number) Number (%)
Gender
 Male 189 (31.5)
 Female 411 (68.5)
Age in years
 18–24 69 (11.5)
 25–29 111 (18.5)
 30–34 88 (14.7)
 35–39 104 (17.3)
 40–44 71 (11.8)
 45+ 157 (26.2)
Ethnicity
 Akan 126 (21.0)
 Ga/Dangme 195 (32.5)
 Fante 72 (12.0)
 Twi 74 (12.3)
 Ewe 90 (15.0)
 Othersa 41 (6.8)
Marital status
 Never married 141 (23.5)
 Married 341 (56.8)
 Separated/Divorced 41 (6.8)
 Cohabiting 14 (2.3)
 Widow(er) 63 (10.5)
Religious Affiliation
 Christianity 530 (88.3)
 Islam 57 (9.5)
 Othersb 13 (2.1)
Occupation
 Agriculture 80 (13.3)
 Artisanship/Transport/Services 93 (15.5)
 Civil servants 104 (17.3)
 Trading 155 (25.8)
 Manual labour/Othersc 33 (5.5)
 Pensioner 20 (3.3)
 Unemployed 115 (19.2)
Highest level of schooling
 Primary 77 (12.8)
 Secondary 323 (53.8)
 Vocational/Technical/Other 29 (4.8)
 Post-basic/Tertiary 107 (17.8)
 Not applicable 64 (10.7)
  1. a Mole Dagbon 1 (0.2), Northern tribes 23 (3.8), Hausa 17 (2.8), Non-Ghanaian 2 (0.3); b Traditional African religion 11 (1.8), not specified 2 (0.3); c Lotto player 1(0.2), coach 1(0.2), freelancer 1(0.2), footballer 1(0.2), clergy men 2 (0.3)