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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile of educators (n = 517)

From: Health status of primary school educators in low socio-economic areas in South Africa

  Total group (n = 517) Male (n = 196) Female (n = 321) p-value
Age (mean ± SD) 45 ± 7.9 44 ± 6.8 45 ± 8.6 0.058 1
Age categories (%)
<30 years 2 1 2 0.011 2
30-49 years 72 80 68  
>50 years 26 19 30  
Ethnicity (%)
African 2 1 3 0.361 2
White 11 10 11
Mixed ancestry 87 89 86
Environment (%)
Urban 64 35 65 0.067 2
Rural 36 65 35
Total 100 38 62  
  1. 1Pearson Chi-squared test.
  2. 2ANOVA.