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Table 1 Descriptive statistics on the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among the adult population in Ghana: evidence from a pre-vaccination rollout survey

Characteristics Freq. (f) Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 777 50.65
 Female 757 49.35
 Total 1534 100.00
Age range
 18–23 197 13.63
 24–29 374 25.88
 30–35 454 31.42
 36–41 232 16.06
 42–47 85 5.88
 48 +  103 7.13
Total 1445 100.00
Actual age (Mean, Std. Dev.) 32.77 (9.72)
Education
 No formal education 204 13.65
 Primary 55 3.68
 Middle/JHS/JSS 50 3.34
 Secondary/SHS/SSSS 171 11.44
 Tertiary 1015 67.89
 Total 1495 100.00
Occupation
 Artisan 72 4.93
 Farmer 110 7.53
 Teacher 295 20.19
 Health worker 356 24.37
 Trader 243 16.63
 Other 385 26.35
 Total 1461 100.00
Region
 Ashanti 93 6.28
 Brong Ahafo 27 1.82
 Bono East 47 3.17
 Central 137 9.25
 Eastern 147 9.93
 Greater Accra 399 26.94
 Northern 55 3.71
 Oti 5 0.34
 Upper East 31 2.09
 Upper West 36 2.43
 Volta 350 23.63
 Western 132 8.91
 Western North 22 1.49
 Total 1481 100.00
Marital status
 Divorced 32 2.23
 Living together 57 3.97
 Married 663 46.20
 Never married 642 44.74
 Separated 21 1.46
 Widowed 20 1.39
 Total 1435 100.00
Religion
 Christian 1406 92.26
 Moslem 98 6.43
 Traditionalist/other 20 1.31
 Total 1524 100.00
COVID-19 is caused by a virus
 No 47 3.42
 Yes 1326 96.58
 Total 1373 100.00
Participate in COVID-19 vaccine trial
 No 657 60.22
 Yes 434 39.78
 Total 1091 100.00
Advise someone to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine
 No 579 53.96
 Yes 494 46.04
 Total 1073 100.00
Accept to be immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine
 No 380 35.28
 Yes 697 64.72
 Total 1077 100.00
Advice someone to take COVID-19 vaccine
 No 338 31.24
 Yes 744 68.76
 Total 1082 100.00
Willing to pay for COVID-19 vaccine
 No 628 58.36
 Yes 448 41.64
 Total 1076 100.00
Amount willing to pay (Mean, Std. Dev.) 38.82 (80.53)
  1. Source: Field Data (2020); COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019, JHS Junior High School, SHS Senior High School, JSS (Junior Secondary School, SSS Senior Secondary School