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Table 4 Demographic Characteristics of Ghana and Tanzania Sample

From: Adaptation and validation of social accountability measures in the context of contraceptive services in Ghana and Tanzania

  Ghana n (%) Tanzania n (%)
Age, years
 Mean (SD) [Min, Max] 28.4 (7.1) [15, 49] 27.8 (6.3) [16., 47]
 Median (IR) 27 (23, 33) 27 (23, 32)
  ≤ 20 94 (12.5) 83 (11.1)
 20–39 636 (70.1) 567 (75.6)
  > 39 130 (17.4) 100 (13.3)
Marital status
 Currently married 476 (63.5) 636 (84.8)
 Never married 225 (30.0) 77 (10.3)
 Other (Cohabitation, Fiance, no husband, separated, divorced) 49 (6.5) 37 (4.9)
Methods currently using (among those using)
 Female sterilization 7 (1.1%) 11 (1.5%)
 Male sterilization 2 (0.3) 3 (0.4)
 IUD 8 (1.3) 40 (5.5)
 Injectables 456 (71.7) 391 (53.7)
 Implants 128 (20.1) 217 (29.8)
 Pill 32 (5.0) 122 (16.8)
 Male condom 17 (2.7) 53 (7.3)
 Female condom 5 (0.8) 9 (1.2)
 Emergency contraception 11 (1.7) 1 (0.1)
 Standard days method 7 (1.1) 24 (3.3)
 Lactational amenorrhea method 6 (0.9) 27 (3.7)
 Other (Rhythm method/ withdrawal) 22 (3.4) 73 (10.1)
Highest level of school completed
 No formal schooling 131 (17.5) 29 (3.9)
 Some primary school 243 (32.4) 48 (6.4)
 Completed primary school 194 (25.9) 423 (56.4)
 Some secondary school (some and completed) 109 (14.5) 222 (29.6)
 Any tertiary education 73 (9.7) 28 (3.7)
Reading level
 Cannot read at all 303 (40.4) 34 (4.5)
 Able to read only part of the sentence 187 (24.9) 105 (14.0)
 Able to read whole sentence 259 (34.5) 611 (81.5)