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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of the outcome and mediator variables split by household illness status

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

  Healthy (comparison group) (n = 1824) Other chronic illness (n = 482) AIDS-ill (n = 1095)
Physical abuse at follow-up 14.9% (278) 11.3% (64)* 20.9% (222)*
Emotional abuse at follow-up 18.7% (349) 19.9% (94) 24.6% (261)*
Poverty at baseline 2.58 (SD 2.29) SE .05 2.06 (SD 2.02) SE .93* 3.14 (SD 2.39) SE .07*
Disability at baseline .36 (SD 1.76) SE .04 2.81 (SD 3.87) SE .18* 4.74 (SD 4.73) SE .15*
  1. Chi2and One-Way-Anova tests. Note: *p < .05.