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Table 1 Sample characteristics, Women aged 20–29 years, Ghana LEAP 1000 Baseline

From: Child marriage and associated outcomes in northern Ghana: a cross-sectional study

  Ever-married women 20 to 24 years old   Ever-married women 20 to 29 years old
N %   N %
Age
 20 to 24 years 594 100.0   594 44.0
 25 to 29 years     755 56.0
Educational achievement
 No schooling 407 68.5   1000 74.1
 Some primary 50 8.4   117 8.7
 Primary completed or higher 137 23.1   232 17.2
Region of residence
 Northern 414 69.7   976 72.4
 Upper East 180 30.3   373 27.7
Marital status
 Married/Union – Monogamous 441 74.2   913 67.7
 Married/Union – Polygamous 148 24.9   418 31.0
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed 5 0.8   18 1.3
Child marriage status
 Married after 18th birthday 416 70.0   1018 75.5
 Married between 15 – 18th birthday 154 25.9   284 21.1
 Married before 15th birthday 24 4.0   47 3.5