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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: The role of community-based health services in influencing postnatal care visits in the Builsa and the West Mamprusi districts in rural Ghana

Characteristics Builsa District (n = 325) N (%) West Mamprusi District (n = 325) N (%) Both Districts (n = 650) N (%) p-value
Age group <  0.001
 15–24 108 (33.7) 63 (19.6) 171 (26.7)
 25–34 133 (41.6) 182 (56.7) 315 (49.1)
 35–49 79 (24.7) 76 (23.7) 115 (24.2)
Religion <  0.001
 Traditional 70 (21.6) 13 (4.0) 83 (12.8)
 Christianity 249 (76.9) 79 (24.3) 328 (50.5)
 Islam 5 (1.5) 233 (71.7) 238 (36.7)
Ethnicity <  0.001
 Builsa 324 (99.7) 2 (0.6) 326 (50.2)
 Mamprusi   NA 188 (57.9) 188 (28.9)
 Other 1 (0.3) 135 (41.5) 136 (20.9)
Marital status
 Married 309 (95.4) 317 (97.5) 626 (96.5) 0.135
 Single/widowed/separated 15 (4.6) 8 (2.5) 23 (3.5)
Education
 None 165 (50.8) 175 (53.9) 340 (52.3)  
 Primary 69 (21.2) 73 (22.5) 142 (21.9)  
 Middle/JSS/JHS 64 (19.7) 46 (14.1) 110 (16.9)  
 Secondary/SSS/SHS and above 27 (8.3) 31 (9.5) 58 (8.9) 0.305
Partner’s Education
 None 223 (68.8) 187 (57.5) 410 (63.2) <  0.001
 Primary 42 (13.0) 35 (10.8) 77 (11.9)
 Middle/JSS/JHS 31 (9.6) 36 (11.1) 67 (10.3)
 Secondary/SSS/SHS and above 28 (8.6) 67 (20.6) 95 (14.6)
Number of children alive
 1 67 (20.6) 58 (17.9) 125 (19.2) 0.876
 2 54 (16.6) 54 (16.6) 108 (16.6)
 3 64 (19.7) 70 (21.5) 134 (20.6)
 4 63 (19.4) 60 (18.5) 123 (18.9)
 5 or more 77 (20.7) 83 (25.5) 160 (20.6)
Distance to health facility
 Less than 30 min 204 (62.8) 192 (59.1) 396 (60.9) 0.002
 30 mins – 2 h 119 (36.6) 116 (35.7) 235 (36.2)
 2 h – 4 h 2 (0.6) 17 (5.2) 19 (2.9)
Wealth Index
 Poor 40 (16.1) 117 (52.5) 157 (33.4) <  0.001
 Middle 75 (30.3) 82 (36.8) 157 (33.3)
 Rich 133 (53.6) 42 (10.7) 157 (33.3)
ANC attendance <  0.001
  ≥ 4 attendance 298 (93.1) 257 (80.8) 555 (87.0)
  ≤ 3 attendance 22 (6.9) 61 (19.2) 83 (13.0)
Skilled delivery <  0.001
 Yes 245 (75.4) 186 (57.2) 431 (66.3)
 No 80 (24.6) 139 (42.8) 219 (33.7)
PNC visits <  0.001
  ≥ 3 visits 293 (90.1) 112 (34.5) 405 (62.3)
  ≤ 2 visits 32 (9.8) 213 (65.5) 245 (37.7)