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Table 2 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Healthy Options: study protocol and baseline characteristics for a cluster randomized controlled trial of group psychotherapy for perinatal women living with HIV and depression in Tanzania

 Control (N = 347)
n (%)
Intervention (N = 395)
n (%)
Demographic
 Age, mean (SD)29.5 (5.3)29.8 (5.5)
 Marital status
  Married136 (39.5%)190 (48.1%)
  Cohabitating with proposal for marriage78 (22.7%)67 (17.0%)
  Cohabitating without proposal for marriage30 (8.7%)35 (8.9%)
  Single77 (22.4%)88 (22.3%)
  Divorced/separated22 (6.4%)13 (3.3%)
  Widowed1 (0.3%)2 (0.5%)
 Highest level of education completed
  Less than primary school46 (13.3%)52 (13.3%)
  Primary school212 (61.4%)268 (68.5%)
  Secondary school87 (25.2%)71 (18.2%)
 Employment status
  Employed41 (11.8%)36 (9.1%)
  Self-employed155 (44.8%)164 (41.6%)
  Homemaker147 (42.5%)191 (48.5%)
  Student1 (0.3%)2 (0.5%)
  None2 (0.6%)1 (0.3%)
Household economic indicators
 Main source of energy for lighting
  Electricity265 (76.4%)282 (71.4%)
  Solar14 (4.0%)13 (3.3%)
  Other68 (19.6%)100 (25.3%)
 Household floor made from cement or stone343 (98.8%)382 (96.7%)
 Main source of drinking water
  Piped into dwelling/plot73 (21.0%)53 (13.5%)
  Public/neighbors tap149 (42.9%)189 (48.0%)
  Water vendor109 (31.4%)99 (25.2%)
  Other16 (4.6%)53 (13.5%)
 Toilet
  Flush toilet used by household/family only50 (14.6%)38 (9.7%)
  Pit latrine used by household/family only32 (9.3%)63 (16.2%)
  Flush toilet shared with other tenants110 (32.1%)101 (25.9%)
  Pit Latrine shared with other tenants139 (40.5%)180 (46.2%)
  Flush toilet shared with a neighbor12 (3.5%)8 (2.1%)
 Had problems satisfying food needs in past 6 months128 (37.0%)118 (29.9%)
 Owed money to shops where they purchase food99 (28.5%)103 (26.1%)
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