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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Preparedness for self-isolation or quarantine and lockdown in South Africa: results from a rapid online survey

Variables n % 95% CI
Sex
 Male 16,365 47.9 46.7–49.1
 Female 34,927 52.1 50.9–53.3
Age group (years)
 18–29 9519 31.5 30.4–32.6
 30–39 13,665 25.9 24.9–26.8
 40–49 13,496 17.0 16.2–17.8
 50–59 10,956 12.1 11.4–12.8
 60–69 6054 8.1 7.4–8.8
 70+ 1927 5.5 4.5–6.7
Race group
 Black African 9083 78.4 77.8–78.9
 Coloured 4688 9.0 8.7–9.4
 White 36,878 9.6 9.4–9.9
 Indian/Asian 4016 3.0 2.8–3.1
Employment status
 Employed full time 29,003 49.3 48.1–50.5
 Employed informal/part time 3984 7.8 7.2–8.4
 Student 3116 11.6 10.9–12.4
 Unemployed 8861 20.3 19.2–21.4
 Self employed 10,625 10.9 10.1–11.8
Dwelling type
 Formal dwelling 52,971 95.6 95.0–96.1
 Informal dwelling 606 4.4 3.9–5.0
Province
 Eastern Cape 2617 10.5 9.8–11.2
 Free State 1339 4.9 4.4–5.3
 Gauteng 25,553 28.0 27.3–28.8
 KwaZulu-Natal 6734 18.3 17.5–19.1
 Limpopo 1116 9.4 8.5–10.3
 Mpumalanga 1031 7.6 6.9–8.4
 North West 1045 6.7 6.0–7.5
 Northern Cape 519 2.1 1.9–2.4
 Western Cape 15,869 12.4 12.0–12.9
  1. Sub-totals are not always equal to the overall total due to non-response or missing data
  2. CI Confidence Interval