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Table 1 Background characteristics by study group of WOPS participants, rural South Africa 2010

From: An investigation of factors associated with the health and well-being of HIV-infected or HIV-affected older people in rural South Africa

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4  
Characteristics n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) p-value
n 100(23.7) 103(24.4) 107(25.4) 112(26.5)  
Age group      <0.001
50–59 60(60.0) 76(73.8) 28(26.2) 26(23.2)  
60–69 34(34.0) 21(20.4) 36(33.6) 37(33.0)  
70–79 6(6.0) 6(5.8) 43(40.2) 49(43.8)  
Marital status      0.004
Never married 30(30.0) 42(40.8) 20(18. 7) 24(21.4)  
Married 45(45.0) 45(43.7) 62(57.9) 54(48.2)  
Previously married 25(25.0) 16(15.5) 25(23. 4) 34(30.4)  
Household Head      0.265
Self 69(69.0) 56(54.4) 56(52.3) 63(56.3)  
Spouse 14(14.0) 23(22.3) 27(25.2) 23(20.5)  
Other 17(17.0) 24(23.3) 24(22.4) 26(23.2)  
Education      0.001
NFE/AEO 32(32.0) 43(41.7) 63(58.9) 63(56.3)  
6 years or less 43(43.0) 36(35.0) 33(30.8) 29(25.9)  
More than 6 years 25(25.0) 24(23.3) 11(10.3) 20(17. 9)  
Source of income      0.003
None 8(8.0) 18(17.5) 7(6.5) 7(6.3)  
Other 15(15.0) 18(17.5) 9(8.4) 8(7.1)  
Grants 77(77.0) 67(65.0) 91(85.0) 97(86.6)  
Wealth quintile      0.922
First 17(17.0) 27(26.2) 21(19.6) 28(25.0)  
Second 17(17.0) 20(19.4) 20(18.7) 19(17.0)  
Third 23(23.0) 20(19.4) 22(20.6) 21(18.8)  
Fourth 20(20.0) 21(20.4) 24(22.4) 21(18.8)  
Fifth 23(23.0) 15(14.6) 20(18.7) 23(20.5)  
Place of residency      0.225
Peri-Urban 48(48.0) 49(47.6) 45(42.1) 40(35.7)  
Rural 52(52.0) 54(52.4) 62(57.9) 72(64.3)  
  1. Note: Group 1 is older people on HIV treatment for 1 year or more; Group 2 is older people on HIV treatment for 3 months or less; Group 3 is older people with adult offspring who are HIV-infected in the household; Group 4 is older people who had experienced an HIV-related death of adult household member.