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Table 2 Residents’ responses on whether they thought they might end up in a situation of self-isolation or quarantine

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

Demographics Total Yes No I don’t know P value
n % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
Total 53,503 40.1 [38.9–41.3] 32.5 [31.3–33.7] 27.4 [26.2–28.6]  
Sex 0.032
 Male 15,475 40.4 [38.4–42.5] 28.7 [26.7–30.7] 30.9 [29.0–32.9]  
 Female 33,729 39.6 [38.1–41.1] 26.3 [24.9–27.8] 34.1 [32.6–35.7]  
Age group (years) 0.157
 18–29 8813 42.6 [40.4–44.8] 27.1 [25.2–29.1] 30.3 [28.3–32.4]  
 30–39 13,075 40.4 [38.4–42.4] 26.8 [24.9–28.7] 32.8 [30.9–34.8]  
 40–49 13,093 39.1 [36.7–41.5] 25.9 [23.9–28.2] 34.9 [32.7–37.3]  
 50–59 10,678 36.6 [33.6–39.7] 28.7 [25.7–31.8] 34.7 [31.8–37.8]  
 60–69 5882 36.9 [32.6–41.4] 33.4 [28.7–38.5] 29.7 [25.6–34.1]  
 70+ 1862 40.8 [31.1–51.2] 24.1 [15.7–35.1] 35.1 [25.4–46.2]  
Race group < 0.001
 Black African 7907 38.8 [37.2–40.4] 29.1 [27.5–30.6] 32.2 [30.6–33.8]  
 Coloured 4380 40.1 [38.2–42.1] 22.8 [21.1–24.6] 37.1 [35.2–39.0]  
 White 36,310 47.7 [46.7–48.6] 20.7 [20.0–21.5] 31.6 [30.8–32.5]  
 Indian/Asian 3873 41 [38.6–43.4] 24.9 [22.6–27.3] 34.1 [31.9–36.5]  
Employment 0.425
 Employed full time 28,198 40.6 [39.0–42.1] 26.9 [25.4–28.3] 32.6 [31.1–34.1]  
 Employed informal/part time 3779 40.6 [36.4–44.9] 27.2 [22.9–31.9] 32.2 [28.4–36.4]  
 Student 2937 41.5 [37.9–45.2] 26.8 [23.6–30.3] 31.7 [28.3–35.3]  
 Unemployed 8138 36.2 [32.8–39.6] 29.2 [25.6–33.0] 34.6 [31.1–38.4]  
 Self employed 10,341 41.2 [37.0–45.6] 27.7 [24.4–31.2] 31.1 [26.9–35.6]  
Dwelling type 0.110
 Formal dwelling 52,890 40.2 [39.0–41.5] 32.2 [31.0–33.5] 27.5 [26.3–28.8]  
 Informal dwelling 604 37.4 [31.8–43.3] 38.4 [32.7–44.5] 24.2 [19.4–29.8]  
Province < 0.001
 Eastern Cape 2468 37 [33.0–41.3] 32.8 [28.8–37.0] 30.2 [26.3–34.4]  
 Free State 1258 44.1 [38.4–50.0] 24.0 [19.5–29.2] 31.9 [26.5–37.7]  
 Gauteng 24,549 40.7 [39.3–42.1] 32.4 [31.0–33.8] 26.9 [25.6–28.3]  
 KwaZulu-Natal 6403 40.1 [37.2–43.0] 34.9 [32.3–37.6] 25.0 [22.7–27.5]  
 Limpopo 1020 32.2 [26.3–38.8] 30.2 [24.6–36.4] 37.6 [31.0–44.6]  
 Mpumalanga 960 40.4 [34.4–46.7] 33.8 [28.1–40.1] 25.8 [20.7–31.6]  
 North West 973 40.3 [33.6–47.4] 29.5 [22.0–38.4] 30.2 [24.2–36.9]  
 Northern Cape 478 44.3 [36.2–52.7] 34.8 [27.4–42.9] 20.9 [14.8–28.7]  
 Western Cape 15,394 44.3 [42.6–46.1] 34.4 [32.7–36.0] 21.3 [19.8–22.9]  
  1. Sub-totals are not always equal to the overall total due to non-response or missing data
  2. CI Confidence Interval