Table 2

Indicators of CSG application and receipt by site
Paarl Rietvlei Umlazi Total
Detailed CSG Indicators from the follow-up sample
Child age at application (n=549/741)*
<1 month 17 (9.3) 7 (4.5) 34 (16.0) 58 (10.5)
1 to < 3 months 63 (34.6) 38 (24.5) 60 (28.3) 161 (29.3)
3 to < 6months 38 (20.8) 42 (27.1) 62 (29.2) 142 (25.8)
>= 6 months 64 (35.1) 68 (43.8) 56 (26.4) 188 (34.2)
Waiting longer than a week for a response to the application (n=548/741)* 179 (98.3) 66 (42.8) 9 (4.2) 254 (46.3)
Reasons for CSG application more than 3 months after birth (491/741)*
Long waiting list 115 (68.0) 99 (65.1) 29 (11.7) 243 (49.4)
Identity document 17 (10.0) 14 (9.2) 35 (20.5) 66 (13.4)
Birth certificate 10 (5.9) 37 (24.3) 29 (17.0) 76 (15.4)
Road to health card 3 (1.7) 1 (0.6) 17 (10.0) 21(4.2)
No Proof of Income 4 (2.3) 0 3 (1.7) 7(1.4)
Misinformation about eligibility criteria 1 (0.6) 0 1 (0.5) 2 (0.4)
Mother lazy 7 (4.1) 0 0 7(1.4)
Proof of residence 0 0 2 (1.1) 2(0.4)
Baby too young 1 (0.6) 0 1 (0.5) 2(0.4)
Underage mother 0 0 2 (1.1) 2(0.4)
No reason 10 (4.1) 0 45 (26.4) 55(11.2)
Reason unclear 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6) 6 (3.5) 8(1.6)
Median age at CSG receipt in months 6 (4-9) 7 (5-10) 5 (3-8) 6 (4-9)
Reasons for CSG non receipt (n= 196)**
Waiting for response from welfare office 10(9.8) 7 (14.2) 2 (8.8) 19 (9.6)
No ID 13 (12.7) 20 (40.8) 17 (37.7) 50 (25.5)
No birth certificate 2 (1.9) 6 (12.2) 4 (8.8) 12 (6.1)
No Road to Health Card 1 (0.9) 1 (2.0) 0 2 (1.0)
Proof of income 7 (6.8) 0 0 7 (3.5)
Parental income above threshold 31 (30.3) 10 (20.4) 13 (28.8) 54 (27.5)
No time to go to welfare office 19 (18.6) 0 1 (2.2) 20 (10.2)
Problems with documents 3 (2.9) 0 6 (13.3) 8 (4.0)
No money for transport 0 1 (2.0) 0 1 (0.5)
Misinformation about eligibility 2 (1.9) 1 (2.0) 0 3 (1.5)
No reason 11 (10.7) 1 (2.0) 0 12 (6.1)
In receipt of another grant for the same child 0 2 (4.0) 0 2 (1.0)
Reason unclear 3 (2.9) 0 0 3 (1.5)
CSG eligibility and uptake at end of follow up
Paarl Rietvlei Umlazi
CSG eligibility by site 171/316 171/304 225/463
(54.1) §§ (56. 3)§ (48.6)§§
CSG receipt by median age of 22 months amongst eligible children 116/186 (62. 4)§§ 110/171 (64.3)§ 168/279 (60.2)§§

Data are number (%) or median (IQR).

Total n differs for the outcomes here as there are different denominators; *women who applied for the grant out of 741 follow-up sample; **women who never received the grant.

Eligibility criteria differs by site as there were different criteria for rural and urban areas at the time of the study; § rural income threshold (<R800 per month) applicable to Rietvlei, §§ urban income threshold (<R1100) applicable to Paarl and Umlazi.

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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