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Table 1 Descriptive statistics males aged 15+ (n = 2676)

From: Decomposing socioeconomic inequalities in alcohol use by men living in South African urban informal settlements

Variable N Mean (95% CI)
15–34 1107 53.6 (51.5, 55.8)
35–44 426 20.6 (18.8, 22.4)
45–54 325 15.7(14.2, 17.3)
55+ 207 10.0 (8.7, 11.3)
Race:
 African 2379 95.6 (94.8, 96.4)
 Non-African 110 4.4 (3.6, 5.2)
Marital status:
 Married 983 42.0 (40.0, 44.0)
 Widow/ divorced 84 3.6 (2.8, 4.4)
 Never married 1275 54.4 (52.2, 56.5)
Educational attainment:
 No school 181 7.6 (6.5, 8.6)
 Primary 610 25.4 (23.7, 27.2)
 Secondary 1027 42.8 (40.8, 44.8)
 Matric 468 19.5 (17.9, 21.1)
 Tertiary 112 4.7 (3.8, 5.5)
Employment status:
 Employed 899 38.9 (36.9, 40.9)
Wealth status:
 Quintile 1 565 21.4 (19.9, 23.0)
 Quintile 2 528 20.0 (18.5, 21.6)
 Quintile 3 525 19.9 (18.4, 21.4)
 Quintile 4 527 20.0 (18.4, 21.5)
 Quintile 5 493 18.7 (17.2, 20.2)
Province:
 Western Cape 228 8.6 (7.6, 9.7)
 Eastern Cape 232 8.8(7.7, 9.9)
 Northern Cape 59 2.2 (1.7, 2.8)
 Limpopo 160 6.1 (5.1, 7.0)
 Mpumalanga 13 0.5 (0.2, 0.8)
 Gauteng 1422 53.9 (52.0, 55.8)
 North West 234 8.8 (7.8, 10.0)
 Kwa-Zulu Natal 229 8.7 (7.6, 9.7)
 Free State 61 2.3 (1.7, 2.9)
  1. As expected, the majority of men living in informal settlements were Africans (96%). Only 39% of male respondents were employed. About 20% of the sample had matric and 43% had not completed secondary school