Table 4

Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents
Place of residence in Kinshasa
Centre East West South North Total
(N = 224) (N = 75) (N = 75) (N = 75) (N = 75) (N = 524)
Characteristic N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age, years
 15-19 23 (10.3) 20 (26.7) 8 (10.7) 5 (6.7) 9 (12.0) 65 (12.4)
 20-24 53 (23.7) 12 (16.0) 24 (32.0) 15 (20.0) 14 (18.7) 118 (22.5)
 25-29 41 (18.3) 12 (16.0) 11 (14.7) 22 (29.3) 18 (24.0) 104 (19.8)
 30-34 40 (17.9) 16 (21.3) 12 (16.0) 16 (21.3) 10 (13.3) 94 (17.9)
 35-39 27 (12.1) 3 (4.0) 10 (13.3) 8 (10.7) 8 (10.7) 56 (10.7)
 40-44 9 (4.0) 7 (9.3) 3 (4.0) 4 (5.3) 7 (9.3) 30 (5.7)
 45-49 11 (4.9) 2 (2.7) 3 (4.0) 4 (5.3) 3 (4.0) 23 (4.4)
 50-54 6 (2.7) 3 (4.0) 1 (1.3) 1 (1.3) 1 (1.3) 12 (2.3)
 55-59 7 (3.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (4.0) 10 (1.9)
 60-64 4 (1.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (2.7) 6 (1.1)
 65-69 1 (0.4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.2)
 70-74 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (2.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0.4)
 75-79 2 (0.9) 0 (0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0.6)
Marital status
 Married 86 (38.9) 34 (45.3) 27 (36.0) 29 (40.8) 26 (34.7) 202 (39.1)
 Single 119 (53.8) 36 (48.0) 43 (57.3) 40 (56.3) 42 (56.0) 280 (54.2)
 Widowed 8 (3.6) 2 (2.7) 3 (4.0) 1 (1.4) 3 (4.0) 17 (3.3)
 Divorced 8 (3.6) 3 (4.0) 2 (2.7) 1 (1.4) 4 (5.3) 18 (3.5)
Level of education
 No school & primary 39 (17.7) 23 (30.7) 18 (24.0) 17 (23.0) 8 (10.7) 105 (20.2)
 Secondary 128 (58.2) 50 (66.7) 47 (62.7) 46 (62.2) 31 (41.3) 302 (58.2)
 Higher 53 (24.1) 2 (2.7) 10 (13.3) 11 (14.9) 36 (48.0) 112 (21.6)
Occupation
 No formal employment 124 (56.1) 57 (76.0) 48 (64.0) 49 (66.2) 21 (28.0) 299 (57.5)
 Student 59 (26.7) 12 (16.0) 14 (18.7) 8 (10.8) 30 (40.0) 123 (23.7)
 Formal employment 38 (17.2) 6 (8.0) 13 (17.3) 17 (23.0) 24 (32.0) 98 (18.8)
Religion
 Catholic 70 (31.4) 8 (10.7) 15 (20.0) 24 (32.4) 32 (42.7) 149 (28.5)
 Protestant 22 (9.9) 7 (9.3) 10 (13.3) 13 (17.6) 14 (18.7) 66 (12.6)
 Other 131 (58.7) 60 (80.0) 50 (66.7) 37 (50.0) 29 (38.7) 307 (58.8)
Parity1
 0 births 42 (24.9) 16 (21.9) 27 (36.0) 5 (10.9) 32 (45.1) 122 (28.1)
 1 to 2 births 59 (34.9) 29 (39.7) 26 (34.7) 19 (41.3) 17 (23.9) 150 (34.6)
 3 or more births 68 (40.2) 28 (38.4) 22 (29.3) 22 (47.8) 22 (31.0) 162 (37.3)

1The proportion of missing values was <2% for all variables except for parity (17% missing values).

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