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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Antiretroviral treatment adherence among HIV patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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