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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants in qualitative cognitive interviews overall and by gender (n = 38)

From: “I feel like it is asking if he is a stalker … but I also feel like it is asking if he cares”: exploring young South African women and men’s perceptions of the Sexual Relationship Power Scale

  Overall
N (%)
Women (n = 21)
N (%)
Men (n = 17)
N (%)
Age
 21–24 years old 24 (63.2) 11 (52.4) 13 (76.5)
 25–30 years old 14 (26.8) 10 (47.6) 4 (23.5)
Site
 Durban 18 (47.4) 10 (47.6) 10 (58.8)
 Soweto 20 (52.6) 11 (52.4) 7 (41.2)
Sexual Orientation
 Heterosexual 35 (92.1) 18 (85.7) 17 (100.0)
 Lesbian, gay, or bisexual 3 (7.9) 3 (14.3) 0 (0.0)
Language
 IsiZulu 23 (60.5) 13 (61.9) 10 (58.8)
 Other 15 (39.5) 8 (38.1) 7 (41.2)
Relationship Length
 Not in a relationship 4 (12.9) 4 (21.0) 0
  < 2 years 9 (29.0) 4 (21.1) 5 (41.7)
  ≥ 2 years 18 (58.1) 11 (57.9) 7 (58.3)
 Missing 7 2 5
Partner age difference
 Not in a relationship 4 (15.4) 4 (25.0) 0 (0.0)
 Age-similar (within 5 years of age from each other) 15 (57.7) 5 (31.3) 10 (100.0)
  ≥ 5 years older 7 (26.9) 7 (43.7) 0 (0.0)
 Missing 12 5 7
SRPS mean (SD) 3.03 (0.55) 2.62 (0.37)
SRPS median, Q1, Q3 3.15 (2.92, 3.38) 2.50 (2.38, 2.92)
  1. N = 38; Q1, Q3 = quartile 1, quartile 3 (i.e., the 25th and 75th scores); SD Standard Deviation, SRPS Sexual Relationship Power Scale