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Table 1 Participant demographic information and operations performed at northernmost regions of Ghana

From: Barriers to essential surgical care experienced by women in the two northernmost regions of Ghana: a cross-sectional survey

  Women Men Total  
n (%) n (%) n (%) p-value
Participants 149 (47) 166 (53) 315 (100)  
Age; median (IQR) 38 (16–71) 42 (1–80) 40 (1–80) 0.40
Education completed        
 None 84 (56) 102 (62) 187 (59) 0.11
 Primary 27 (18) 40 (24) 68 (22)
 Secondary 24 (16) 14 (8) 38 (12)
 More 16 (10) 9 (6) 23 (7)
Religion        
 Christian 114 (77) 88 (54) 204 (65) <0.001
 Traditional 9 (6) 54 (33) 63 (20)
 Muslim 24 (16) 19 (12) 43 (14)
 Other 1 (1) 3 (2) 4 (1)
Travel time; median min (IQR) 60 (10–480) 60 (5–510) 60 (5–1,441) 0.45
Conditions        
 Hernia/hydrocele 18 (12) 124 (75) 142 (45) <0.001
 Goiter 25 (17) 1 (1) 26 (8)
 Skin/soft tissue mass 19 (13) 14 (8) 35 (11)
 Gynecologic problem 80 (54) 8 (5) 88 (28)
 Other 6 (4) 18 (11) 24 (8)
Duration of problem, median months (IQR) 48 (1–240) 36 (2–360) 36 (1–360) 0.02
  1. IQR interquartile range, mins minutes