Table 1

Characteristics of focus group participants in Legon Hospital, Accra, Ghana

CharacteristicAntenatal care (n = 35)Student (n=39)Child welfare (n=17)
Age [mean (SD)]26.7 (2.7)22.3 (1.3)27.8 (2.4)
Ever attended school (%)94.3100.094.2
Level of schooling attended (%)
 None5.75.9
 Primary14.3
 Middle54.358.2
 Secondary14.329.4
 Higher11.4100.05.9
Ethnicity (%)
 Akan48.656.423.5
 Ga/Dangme14.35.129.4
 Ewe14.317.929.4
 Guan10.35.9
 Mole-Dagbani2.92.6
 Grussi2.9
 Other17.17.611.8
Religion (%)
 Catholic5.77.75.8
 Anglican2.6
 Methodist12.817.6
 Presbyterian14.328.235.3
 Pentecostal/Charismatic54.338.541.2
 Other Christian5.75.1
 Moslem17.15.1
 No religion2.9
Worked for pay in last 7 days (%)57.112.852.9
Marital status (%)
 Married74.376.5
 In union25.72.611.7
 Not in union97.411.8
Ever used contraception (%)62.915.847.1
Currently using contraception (%)NA10.55.9
  • NA, not applicable; SD, standard deviation.