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Table 2 Means and standard deviations of outcome variables, 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 Mean SD N Mean SD
Health outcomes
 Illness in last 2 weeks 594 0.24 0.43 1349 0.30 0.46
 No valid NHIS card 594 0.46 0.50 1348 0.44 0.50
 Fair/poor self-rated health 516 0.18 0.38 1174 0.21 0.41
 Believes health is not better than a year ago 516 0.52 0.50 1174 0.54 0.50
 Has difficulty with ADL 516 0.48 0.50 1174 0.50 0.50
Fertility, contraception, and child mortality
 Age of first birth 493 18.93 2.25 1150 19.32 2.71
 Adolescence childbearing 594 0.47 0.50 1349 0.45 0.50
 First born child died 495 0.08 0.27 1152 0.10 0.30
 Use any contraceptive 447 0.12 0.32 1025 0.15 0.36
 Use modern contraceptive 447 0.12 0.32 1025 0.14 0.34
 Unmet need for contraception 447 0.03 0.17 1025 0.03 0.17
Empowerment, agency, support & stress
 Currently saving money 516 0.04 0.20 1174 0.06 0.24
 Believes life determined by own actions 516 0.21 0.41 1174 0.22 0.41
 Believes have power to make decisions - life course 516 0.21 0.40 1174 0.22 0.41
 Believes have power to make decisions - children’s wellbeing 516 0.14 0.35 1174 0.16 0.37
 Believes have power to make decisions - household wellbeing 516 0.09 0.29 1174 0.11 0.32
 Believes capable protecting own interests within family 516 0.10 0.30 1174 0.12 0.32
 Believes capable protecting own interests outside family 516 0.11 0.31 1174 0.15 0.36
 MOS-Social Support score 516 53.34 23.25 1174 51.99 22.74
 Cohen perceived stress scale 516 21.00 4.70 1174 21.64 4.94