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Table 2 Participant characteristics associated with differences in median number of people contacted for participants > 18 years, South Africa, 2018

From: A cross-sectional study measuring contact patterns using diaries in an urban and a rural community in South Africa, 2018

  Univariate
Coefficient 95% CI
Site
Rural 2 0 to 4
Urban Reference
Age
19–64 years 2 0 to 4
≥65 years Reference
Relationship to head of household
Head of home 3 −1 to 7
Parent Reference
Grandchild 3 −3 to 9
Child 3 −1 to 7
Other adult* 2 −2 to 6
Gender
Male 0 −2 to 2
Female Reference
Type of day investigated
Weekend day 2 0 to 4
Weekday Reference
Day of week investigated
Monday 1 −3 to 5
Tuesday 1 −2 to 4
Wednesday 3 −1 to 7
Thursday 2 −2 to 6
Friday Reference
Saturday 4 0 to 8
Sunday 3 −1 to 7
Education  
No schooling 2 0 to 4
Primary 1 −1 to 3
Some secondary Reference
Completed secondary 2 0 to 4
Post-secondary 3 −1 to 7
Employment  
Employed 2 0 to 4
Unemployed Reference
Drinking alcohol  
No 2 1 to 3
Yes Reference
Smoking cigarettes  
No 2 1 to 3
Yes Reference
HIV Status  
Negative 1 0 to 2
Positive Reference
  1. 95% CI – 95% confidence interval
  2. * Other adult – Includes relationships of participants 18 years and older to the head of household (n): brother (7), sister (7), wife (19), husband (4), cousin (1), niece (4), nephew (2), other relative (3), not related (4)