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Table 1 Demographic characteristic of respondents

From: Knowledge of mental health legislation in Ghana: a case of the use of certificate of urgency in mental health care

Demographic variables Frequency (n = 379) Percentage (%)
Gender
 Female 202 53
 Male 177 47
Age
 18–25 122 32
 26–35 173 46
 36–45 65 17
 46–55 10 3
 56 and above 9 2
Professional qualification
 Med. doctor 16 4
 Phy. assistants 29 8
 Nurse/midwife 334 88
Specialties
 Primary care 198 52
 Obstetrics and gynecology 96 25
 Surgery 22 6
 Psychiatry/mental health 16 4
 Internal medicine 47 12
Years of work (years)
 1–5 213 56
 6–10 121 32
 11–15 34 9
 16 years and above 11 3