Table 1

Mothers’ characteristics by site
Characteristics Paarl (n = 351) Rietvlei (n = 308) Umlazi (n = 489)
Mother’s Age
Mean years (SD) 24.9 (6.3) 23.9 (6.1) 24 (5.6)
Mother’s education level
Median years (Q1-Q3) 10 (9–12) 9 (8–11) 11 (10–12)
Marital status
Single 262 (74.6) 126 (41.5) 326 (66.7)
Married 62 (17.7) 172 (56.6) 34 (6.9)
Cohabiting 27 (7.7) 6 (1.9) 129 (26.4)
SES quintile
1 (poorest) 0 183 (61.8) 12 (3.0)
2 35 (10.5) 84 (28.3) 68 (17.3)
3 82 (24.7) 26 (8.7) 95 (24.2)
4 120 (36.2) 3(1.0) 101 (25.7)
5 (least poor) 94 (28.4) 0 116 (29.5)
Mothers HIV status
Positive 21 (5.9) 25(8.1) 138(28.2)
Household size
Mean number of members 5 (4–7) 6 (4–8) 7 (5–10)

Data are number (%) or mean (Std Dev) or median (IQR).

Zembe-Mkabile et al.

Zembe-Mkabile et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:24   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-24

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