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Table 4 Preparedness for self-isolation, child-isolation and elderly-isolation

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

Demographics Total Self-isolation Child-isolation Elderly-isolation
n % 95% CI p value % 95% CI p value % 95% CI p value
Total 52,493 59.0 [57.8–60.3]   53.8 [52.5–55.0]   59.9 [58.7–61.1]  
Sex 0.001    0.050    0.818
 Male 15,233 61.3 [59.3–63.3]   55.2 [53.1–57.2]   60.1 [58.0–62.1]  
 Female 33,020 57.0 [55.5–58.6]   52.5 [51.0–54.1]   59.8 [58.3–61.2]  
Age group (years) < 0.001    < 0.001    < 0.001
 18–29 8728 47.2 [45.0–49.4]   42.9 [40.7–45.1]   51.5 [49.2–53.7]  
 30–39 12,947 50.8 [48.7–52.9]   47.4 [45.3–49.5]   52.7 [50.6–54.8]  
 40–49 12,962 63.7 [61.3–66.1]   61.2 [58.8–63.6]   62.5 [60.1–64.9]  
 50–59 10,374 75.6 [72.7–78.3]   68.8 [65.8–71.6]   71.2 [68.2–74.0]  
 60–69 5637 79.0 [75.1–82.5]   68.1 [63.6–72.3]   75.0 [70.6–79.0]  
 70+ 1749 76.8 [65.8–85.0]   64.6 [53.6–74.2]   82.3 [72.1–89.3]  
Race group < 0.001    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Black African 7858 55.0 [53.4–56.7]   51.6 [50.0–53.2]   57.0 [55.4–58.6]  
 Coloured 4343 64.1 [62.2–65.9]   57.5 [55.5–59.4]   63.8 [61.9–65.6]  
 White 35,473 77.8 [77.1–78.5]   63 [62.1–63.9]   74.2 [73.5–75.0]  
 Indian/Asian 3840 75.3 [73.4–77.1]   64 [61.7–66.2]   71.7 [69.6–73.7]  
Employment < 0.001    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Employed full time 27,783 59.0 [57.4–60.5]   54.8 [53.2–56.4]   59.0 [57.4–60.5]  
 Employed informal/part time 3721 50.7 [46.3–55.1]   45.1 [40.7–49.6]   51.6 [47.2–56.0]  
 Student 2899 49.0 [45.3–52.8]   42.4 [38.7–46.2]   50.9 [47.1–54.6]  
 Unemployed 7890 60.7 [57.2–64.1]   55.0 [51.6–58.4]   65.3 [62.1–68.4]  
 Self employed 10,095 72.5 [68.0–76.6]   65.2 [60.7–69.3]   71.0 [66.5–75.1]  
Dwelling type < 0.001    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Formal dwelling 51,887 60.6 [59.3–61.8]   54.9 [53.6–56.2]   61.1 [59.9–62.4]  
 Informal dwelling 599 25.8 [20.8–31.5]   30.6 [25.3–36.5]   34.3 [28.9–40.2]  
Province < 0.001    0.001    0.002
 Eastern Cape 2429 59.9 [55.5–64.0]   54.5 [50.2–58.8]   60.4 [56.2–64.4]  
 Free State 1246 53.4 [47.5–59.2]   51.9 [46.0–57.8]   54.7 [48.8–60.5]  
 Gauteng 24,132 63.0 [61.6–64.4]   55.1 [53.6–56.6]   61.0 [59.6–62.5]  
 KwaZulu-Natal 6297 54.6 [51.7–57.4]   47.4 [44.5–50.3]   57.6 [54.8–60.4]  
 Limpopo 1011 64.0 [57.6–69.8]   63.9 [58.2–69.3]   69.5 [63.9–74.6]  
 Mpumalanga 953 56.9 [50.6–63.0]   58.3 [52.0–64.3]   55.8 [49.5–62.0]  
 North West 962 54.1 [46.5–61.5]   52.9 [45.3–60.5]   59.1 [51.2–66.5]  
 Northern Cape 477 52.6 [44.2–60.8]   48.8 [40.6–57.1]   58.6 [50.2–66.6]  
 Western Cape 14,986 59.1 [57.3–60.8]   51.7 [49.9–53.5]   58.6 [56.8–60.4]  
  1. Sub-totals are not always equal to the overall total due to non-response or missing data
  2. CI Confidence Interval