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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample at baseline and follow-up

From: Household illness, poverty and physical and emotional child abuse victimisation: findings from South Africa’s first prospective cohort study

  Baseline (n = 3515) Follow-up (n = 3401)
Gender (female) 56.7% (1992) 56.6% (1926)
Rural area 49.4% (1737) 49.4% (1681)
Mpumalanga Province 47.3% (1664) 49.8% (1681)
Informal housing 31.8% (1117) 20.6% (701)
Mean age 13.45 years (SD 2.15) SE .036 14.67 years (SD 2.22) SE .038
Poverty 2.71 (SD 2.32) SE .040 2.75 (SD 2.34) SE .040
Household receipt of pension 13.1% (459) 9.2% (314)
Frequent physical abuse 18.3% (645) 16.6% (564)
Frequent emotional abuse 19.5% (687) 20.7% (704)
AIDS-illness 31.2% (1095) 17.7% (602)
Other chronic illness 13.7% (482) 12.5% (424)
Extent of ill person’s disability 2.08 (SD 3.87) SE .065 1.18 (SD 3.08) SE .053