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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of the study population (N = 1178) -NCD survey, 2016

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in non-communicable disease risk factors in Botswana: a cross-sectional study

Variable Percentage (%) Frequency (N)
Sex
 Male 30.9 364
 Female 69.1 813
Missing   1
Age in years
  < 24 26.4 270
 25–34 29.5 302
 35–44 19.2 196
 45–54 12.7 130
 55–64 7.3 75
 65+ years 4.9 50
Missing   155
Locality Type
 Cities/Towns 30.2 355
 Urban Villages 45.4 534
 Rural Settlements 24.5 288
Missing   1
Marital Status
 Never Married 73.8 864
 Currently married 17 199
 Formerly married 9.2 108
Missing   7
Highest Level of Education Attained
 Primary or Less 35.5 410
 Junior Secondary 27.2 314
 Senior Secondary 17.3 200
 Tertiary & Over 19.9 230
Missing   24
Work Status in past 12 months
 Public Sector 10.5 122
 Private Sector 15.7 182
 Self Employed 11.2 130
 Not Employed 37.5 436
 Homemaker-Student 18.8 218
 Retired-Other 6.4 74
Missing   16
Wealth status
 Lowest 19.9 234
 Second 20.1 237
 Middle 19.9 235
 Fourth 20.1 237
 Highest 19.9 235
Missing  
Overall   1178