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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample, women age 20–24

From: Child marriage in Ghana: evidence from a multi-method study

Variable Number Percent
Age at first marriage
 < 18 years 334 20.68
 18 years and above 1279 79.32
Ever attended school
 Yes 1421 88.08
 No 192 11.92
Religion
 Christian 1296 80.33
 Muslim 247 15.31
 Traditionalist 21 1.31
 No religion 49 3.05
Ethnicity
 Akan 801 49.66
 Ga/Dangme 119 7.37
 Ewe 218 13.50
 Mole-Dagbani 247 15.29
 Gurma 101 6.27
 Other 127 7.90
Region
 Western 189 11.74
 Central 151 9.36
 Greater Accra 335 20.74
 Volta 118 7.31
 Eastern 165 10.24
 Ashanti 293 18.16
 Brong Ahafo 131 8.12
 Northern 137 8.49
 Upper East 56 3.46
 Upper West 38 2.38
Residence
 Urban 859 53.28
 Rural 754 46.72
Wealth quintilea
 Lowest 229 14.17
 Second 260 16.10
 Middle 387 23.99
 Fourth 413 25.58
 Highest 325 20.16
Total (weighted) 1613 100.00
  1. Source of data: 2014 GDHS
  2. athis may not sum up to 1613 due to rounding offs