Table 3

Populations characteristics by quadrant
Characteristics Quadrant# P value
South West South East North East North West
N = 878 N = 1010 N = 1315 N = 1419
n = 1538 n = 1792 n = 2400 n = 2527
Rural Municipality, n (%)
Town 691 (44.9) 921 (51.4) 1622 (67.6) 1238 (49.0) <0.0001***
RM 847 (55.1) 871 (48.6) 778 (32.4) 1289 (51.0)
Location of Home, n (%)
Farm 552 (36.0) 704 (39.6) 1192 (50.0) 997 (39.7) <0.0001***
Non-Farm 980 (64.0) 1072 (60.4) 1193 (50.0) 1514 (60.3)
Age group, yrs, n (%)
18–45 341 (22.2) 464 (25.9) 485 (20.2) 647 (25.6) <0.0001***
46–55 433 (28.2) 441 (24.6) 552 (23.0) 620 (24.6)
56–65 319 (20.8) 422 (23.5) 599 (25.0) 608 (24.1)
>65 444 (28.9) 465 (25.9) 762 (31.8) 650 (25.7)
Sex, n (%)
Male 750 (48.8) 886 (49.4) 1201 (50.0) 1229 (48.7) 0.791
Female 788 (51.2) 906 (50.6) 1199 (50.0) 1293 (51.3)

# N = Number of households; n = number of individuals; Four individuals in 2 households could not identified.

*p<0.05 **P<0.01 ***P<0.0001.

Pahwa et al.

Pahwa et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:400   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-400

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