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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents

From: COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health care workers in Ghana: a case for targeted vaccine deployment campaigns in the global south

Variables Statistics
Sex of respondent Freq Percent
 Male 436 38.18
 Female 706 61.82
 Total 1142 100.00
Age range of respondent
 18–23 50 4.66
 24–29 302 28.15
 30–35 503 46.88
 36–41 168 15.66
 42–47 31 2.89
 48+  19 1.77
 Total 1073 100.00
Marital status of respondent
 Divorced/widowed 17 1.54
 Living together 19 1.72
 Married 594 53.85
 Never married 457 41.43
 Separated 16 1.45
 Total 1103 100.00
Religious affiliation of respondent
 Christian 1016 92.03
 Moslem/Traditionalist/other 88 7.97
 Total 1104 100.00
Region of residence of respondent
 Ashanti 61 5.77
 Ahafo 9 0.85
 Brong Ahafo 38 3.60
 Bono East 45 4.26
 Central 85 8.04
 Eastern 98 9.27
 Greater Accra 228 21.57
 Northern/North East 63 5.96
 Savannah 13 1.23
 Upper East 60 5.68
 Upper West 33 3.12
V olta/Oti 219 20.72
 Western/Western North 105 9.93
 Total 1057 100.00
Educational level of respondent
 Certificate 349 31.08
 Diploma 391 34.82
 Bachelors 335 29.83
 Masters/PhD/fellowship 48 4.27
Total 1123 100.00
 Student 52 4.62
 Allied health 186 16.52
 Medical officer 20 1.78
 Midwife 197 17.50
 Nurse 560 49.73
 Pharmacist 19 1.69
 Other health staff 92 8.17
 Total 1126 100.00
Workplace of respondent
 Government 829 77.40
 Private 71 6.63
 Mission 113 10.55
 Quasi/Other 58 5.42
 Total 1071 100.00
Work experience of health staff
 1 year or less 238 22.60
 2–5 years 358 34.00
 6–9 years 289 27.45
 10 years or more 168 15.95
 Total 1053 100.00
Respondents working in COVID-19 treatment centre
 No 813 74.25
 Yes 282 25.75
 Total 1095 100.00
Participate in COVID-19 vaccine trial
 No 393 52.33
 Yes 358 47.67
 Total 751 100.00
Advice someone to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
 No 354 47.64
 Yes 389 52.36
 Total 743 100.00
Accept to be immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine
 No 223 29.85
 Yes 524 70.15
Total 747 100.00
Advice someone to be immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine
 No 184 24.76
 Yes 559 75.24
 Total 743 100.00
  1. Bold values indicate occupation/professional category
  2. Source: field Data (2020); Legend: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)