Table 3

Distribution of study participants by other demographic characteristics and sex

N (%)
VariablesMaleFemaleRow total
Ethnic group
 Efik161 (14.2)220 (19.4)381 (33.6)
 Quas30 (2.6)42 (3.7)72 (6.3)
 Ejagham69 (6.1)36 (3.2)105 (9.3)
 Ekoi178 (15.7)112 (9.9)290 (25.6)
 Ibibio99 (8.7)36 (3.2)135 (11.9)
 Other108 (9.5)43 (3.8)151 (13.3)
 Column total645 (56.9)489 (43.1)1134 (100)
Marital status
 Single207 (18.3)168 (19.4)375 (33.1)
 Married405 (35.7)300 (26.5)705 (62.2)
 Widowed9 (0.8)12 (1.1)21 (1.9)
 Separated9 (0.8)9 (0.8)18 (1.6)
 Divorced15 (1.3)0 (0)15 (1.3)
 Column total645 (56.9)489 (43.1)1134 (100)
Occupation
 Civil servant366 (32.3)243 (21.4)609 (53.7)
 Business111 (9.8)42 (3.7)153 (13.5)
 Student72 (11.2)87 (17.8)159 (14.0)
 Trading15 (1.3)39 (2.5)54 (4.8)
 Farming9 (0.8)9 (0.8)18 (1.6)
 Unemployed72 (6.4)69 (6.0)141 (12.4)
 Column total645 (56.9)489 (43.1)1134 (100)
Education
 None6 (0.5)15 (1.4)21 (1.9)
 Primary15 (1.3)66 (5.8)81 (7.1)
 Secondary90 (7.9)114 (10.1)204 (18.0)
 Postsecondary84 (7.4)111 (10.2)195 (17.2)
 Tertiary450 (39.7)183 (16.1)633 (55.8)
 Column total645 (56.9)489 (43.1)1134 (100)
  • 15–39=young age, 40–59=middle age, 60–79=elderly age.