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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and insurance status of survey participants

From: “No visible signs of pregnancy, no sickness, no antenatal care”: Initiation of antenatal care in a rural district in Northern Ghana

Variables n = 431(%)
Age
 Median age = 28 years, range = 23–35 years
  15–24 134 (31.1)
  25–34 170 (39.4)
  35–44 111 (25.8)
  45–49 16 (3.7)
Marital status
 Single 18 (4.2)
 Married 409 (94.9)
 Cohabiting 4 (0.9)
Religion
 Traditional 118 (27.4)
 Christian 268 (62.2)
 Moslem 45 (10.4)
Educational level
 No formal education 177 (41.1)
 Primary 138 (32.0)
 Middle/Junior High School 68 (15.8)
 Secondary 44 (10.2)
 Tertiary 4 (0.9)
Ethnic group
 Builsa 421 (97.7)
 Mamprusi 4 (0.9)
 Kassena 4 (0.9)
 Sissala 2 (0.5)
Employment
 Unemployed 80 (18.6)
 Employed 431 (81.4)
Number of living children
 1 89 (20.7)
 2 105 (24.4)
 3 73 (16.9)
 4 87 (20.2)
 5–7 63 (14.6)
 8–9 14 (3.2)
Health insurance status
 Currently insured (valid NHIS card) 257 (59.6)
 Previously insured (expired NHIS card) 99 (23.0)
 Never enrolled 75 (17.4)
  1. NHIS National Health Insurance Scheme