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Table 1 Relationship between the number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) self-reported and socio-demographic variables for older women (n=250)

From: Health-seeking behaviours of older black women living with non-communicable diseases in an urban township in South Africa

Socio-demographic characteristics Self-reported NCDs
Number (%)
0 1 ≥2
Prevalence of number of NCDs 69 (27.6) 83 (33.2) 98 (39.2)
Marital status
 Never married 39 (56.5) 40 (48.2) 39 (39.8)
 Married/cohabiting 15 (21.7) 17 (20.5) 21 (21.4)
 Widowed, divorced, separated 14 (20.3) 25 (30.1) 35 (35.7)
 Missing 1 (1.4) 1 (1.2) 3 (3.1)
Highest education level
 None or primary 23 (33.3) 27 (32.5) 30 (30.6)
 Secondary (8−12) 42 (60.9) 47 (56.6) 62 (63.3)
 Tertiary or other 4 (5.8) 8 (9.6) 5 (5.1)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 1 (1.2) 1 (1.0)
Employment
 No 55 (79.7) 69 (83.1) 90 (91.8)
 Yes 10 (14.5) 10 (12.0) 6 (6.1)
 Missing 4 (5.8) 4 (4.8) 2 (2.0)
Monthly household income
 <R2000 PM 59 (85.5) 65 (79.3) 82 (83.7)
 R2000−R5000 PM 9 (13.0) 14 (16.9) 13 (13.3)
 R5000−R10000 PM 0 (0.0) 4 (4.8) 2 (2.0)
 Missing 1 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0)
Religion
 Christian 66 (95.7) 80 (96.4) 95 (96.9)
 Other 1 (1.4) 2 (2.4) 2 (2.0)
 Missing 2 (2.9) 1 (1.2) 1 (1.0)
Medical aid
 No 63 (91.3) 74 (89.2) 92 (93.9)
 Yes 5 (7.2) 5 (6.0) 3 (3.1)
 Missing 1 (1.4) 4 (4.8) 3 (3.1)
Place of origin=place of birth
 No 21 (30.4) 28 (33.7) 35 (35.7)
 Yes 47 (68.1) 54 (65.1) 63 (64.3)
 Missing 1 (1.4) 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0)