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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of questionnaire- and focus group discussion participants

From: Hypertension in a rural community in South Africa: what they know, what they think they know and what they recommend

  Questionnaire Focus group discussions
Female (n = 229) Male (n = 222) Female (n = 29) Male (n = 27)
Age (yr), mean (SD) 40.9 (11.6) 42.8 (12.3) 43.7 (10.2) 41.0 (12.1)
Age group (yr), n (%)
 18–24 16 (7.0) 15 (6.8) 0 (0.0) 3 (11.1)
 25–39 89 (39.0) 78 (35.1) 10 (34.5) 8 (29.6)
 40–49 79 (34.5) 51 (23.0) 11 (37.9) 8 (29.6)
 50 45 (19.7) 78 (35.1) 8 (27.6) 8 (29.6)
Highest education level, n (%)
 None 10 (4.4) 4 (1.8) 1 (3.4) 0 (0.0)
 Primary 35 (15.3) 48 (21.6) 8 (27.6) 7 (25.9)
 Secondary 88 (38.4) 96 (43.2) 9 (31.0) 12 (44.4)
 Matric 77 (33.6) 51 (23.0) 6 (20.7) 5 (18.5)
 College 18 (7.9) 17 (7.7) 4 (13.8) 3 (11.1)
 University 1 (0.4) 6 (2.7) 1 (3.4) 0 (0.0)
Marital status, n (%)
 Single 81 (35.4) 78 (35.1) 9 (31.0) 11 (40.7)
 Married 50 (21.8) 61 (27.5) 6 (20.7) 4 (14.8)
 Life Partner 42 (18.3) 45 (20.3) 7 (24.1) 8 (29.6)
 Living together 50% of the time 28 (12.2) 19 (8.6) 3 (10.3) 2 (7.4)
 Divorced 9 (3.9) 10 (4.5) 1 (3.4) 0 (0.0)
 Widowed 19 (8.3) 8 (3.6) 3 (10.3) 2 (7.4)
 Other 0 (0.0) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Employment status, n (%)
 Unemployed 177 (77.3) 158 (71.2) 26 (89.7) 22 (81.5)
 Employed 52 (22.7) 64 (28.8) 3 (10.3) 5 (18.5)
  1. Abbreviations: yr., year; SD, standard deviation