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Table 3 Associations between background attributes of respondents and Waste management practice

From: Correlates of domestic waste management and related health outcomes in Sunyani, Ghana: a protocol towards enhancing policy

Waste management practice
Attributes Yes; n (%) No; n (%) P-value
Gender of respondent
 Male 133 (35.6) 241 (64.4) .001
 Female 71 (21.8) 255 (78.2)  
Age (in years)
 Below 30 years 444 (31.7) 95 (68.3) .020
 Age 31–40 54 (27.3) 144 (72.7)  
 Age 41–50 60 (33.9) 117 (66.1)  
 Age 51–60 33 (33) 67 (67)  
 Above age 60 13 (15.1) 73 (84.9)  
Religious affiliation
 Christian 131 (27.8) 340 (72.2) .087
 Muslim 54 (28.7) 134 (71.3)  
 Traditionalist 18 (47.4) 20 (52.6)  
 Other religions 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7)  
Current employment status
 Employed 154 (29.7) 364 (70.3) .564
 Unemployed 50 (27.5) 132 (72.5)  
Income level
 High(above_500_gh_cedis) 81 (25.1) 242 (74.9)  
 Average(200-500_gh_cedis) 66 (36.9) 113 (63.1)  
 Low(below_200_gh_cedis) 49 (34.8) 92 (65.2) .141
 No income 8 (14) 49 (86)  
Marital status
 Married 103 (27.2) 276 (72.8) .214
 Not married 101 (31.5) 220 (68.5)  
Level of education
 Educated 196 (30) 458 (70) .070
 Not educated 8 (17.4) 38 (82.6)  
Household size
 1–3 92 (35.4) 168 (64.6) .002
 4–6 90 (28.5) 226 (71.5)  
 7+ 22 (17.7) 102 (82.3)