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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents

From: “I always tried to forget about the condition and pretend I was healed”: coping with cervical cancer in rural Ghana

Variable Number of respondents
Age group
 30–39 1
 40–49 4
 50–59 6
 60+ 4
Level of formal education
 None 1
 Primary 4
 Secondary 8
 Tertiary 2
Marital status
 Married 10
 Divorced 2
 Separated 2
 Widowed 1
Employment status
 Unemployed 3
 Self-employed 10
 Housewife 2
Number of children
 1–3 3
 4–6 9
 7 + 3
Religious affiliation
 Christian 15
Smoking status
 Yes 1
 No 14
Drinks alcohol
 Yes 4
 No 11
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