Table 1

Sample characteristics

Variable

N = 519

%


Sex

Male

139

26.6

Female

370

73.4


Age in years

136

26.3

18-29

222

42.9

30-39

100

19.3

40-49

59

11.4

50 and above


Marital status

Never married

379

73.3

Currently married

68

13.2

Cohabitating

40

7.7

Divorced/separated

11

2.2

Widowed

19

3.7


Highest education

None

40

7.7

Up to Grade 7

157

30.4

Grade 8-11

221

42.7

Grade 12 or more

99

19.1


Ethnicity

Zulu

513

98.8

Other

6

1.2


Religious affiliation

African/traditional

52

10.0

Christian (Protestant churches)

73

14.1

Christian (Catholic)

49

9.4

Apostolic

48

9.2

Zion Christian Church

152

29.3

Other

71

14.0

No religion

74

14.3


Residence

Rural village

221

42.7

Informal settlements (slums)

31

6.0

Urban/metropolitan areas

49

9.5

Township

118

22.8

Farm

98

19.0


Employment situation

Housewife, home maker

76

15.0

Unemployed

303

59.6

Employed

115

22.6

Pensioner, student, disabled

21

4.2


Main source of household income

Formal salary

162

31.7

Contribution by family members

86

16.9

Government grant

113

22.1

Grants/donations by private welfare organizations

80

15.7

No income (other than social grant)

38

7.4

Other

32

6.3


Disability grant ("for HIV/AIDS")

Yes

268

52.5

No

242

47.5


Peltzer et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:111   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-111

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