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Table 1 Socio-demographic and reproductive characteristics of respondents (N = 418)

From: Prevalence and determinants of essential newborn care practices in the Lawra District of Ghana

Age category Frequency n (%)
Under 20 years 14 (3.3)
20–34 years 349 (83.5)
At least 35 years 55 (13.2)
Religion
 Christianity 239 (57.2)
 Islam 179 (42.8)
Marital Status
 Married 333 (79.7)
 Single 81 (19.4)
 Divorced 1 (0.2)
Widowed 3 (0.7)
Educational Level
 None 29 (6.9)
 Primary 54 (12.9)
 JHS 113 (27.0)
 SHS/Vocational/Technical 147 (35.2)
 Tertiary 75 (17.90
Occupational Level
 Unemployed 69 (16.5)
 Petty trader 182 (43.5)
 Farmer 18 (4.3)
 Civil / Public Servant 50 (12.0)
 Others 99 (23.7)
Maternal Knowledge of dangers of newborn care signs
 1–3 229 (54.8)
 At least 4 189 (45.2)
 Total 418 (100.0)
Gravidity
 Primigravidae 166 (39.7)
 Secundigravidae 132 (31.6)
 Multigravidae 120 (28.7)
Parity
 Primiparous 211 (50.5)
 Secundiparous 111 (26.6)
 Multiparous 96 (23.0)
Timing of first ANC visit
 First trimester 372 (89.0)
 Second trimester 41 (9.8)
 Third trimester 5 (1.2)