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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of religious leaders

From: Community readiness for adolescents’ overweight and obesity prevention is low in urban South Africa: a case study

  Overall
  n %
Sex
 Male 32 62.8
 Female 19 37.2
Population group
 White 4 7.8
 Black African 46 90.2
 Mixed ancestry 1 2
Age   
  < 20 years old 1 2
 20-29 years old 15 29.4
 30-39 years old 16 31.3
 40-49 years old 10 19.6
 50-59 years old 8 15.7
 ≥ 60 years old 1 2
Level of education
 Primary school completed 2 3.9
 Secondary school completed 5 9.8
 Some high school 4 7.8
 High school completed 13 25.5
 More than high school 27 53
Marital status
 Single 23 45.1
 Married 24 47.1
 Widow 2 3.9
 Divorced 2 3.9
 Cohabiting _ _
Role in the institution
 Pastor 13 26
 Teacher 5 10
 Elder 8 16
 Health professional _ _
 Youth worker/youth leader 16 32
 Other 8 16
How long have you been associated with the church
 Less than a year 2 4
 1-5 years 7 14
 5-10 years 8 16
 More than 10 years 33 66