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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile of participants

From: From symptom discovery to treatment - women's pathways to breast cancer care: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Total (201)
n (%)
Main Home Language
 English 68 (33.8)
 Afrikaans 80 (39.8)
 Xhosa 45 (22.4)
 Other 8 (4.0)
Education level
 None-Grade 7 49 (24.4)
 Grade 8-Grade 11 96 (47.8)
 Grade 12+ 56 (27.9)
Marital status
 Married 84 (41.8)
 Single in stable relationship 6 (3.0)
 Single 42 (20.9)
 Widowed 38 (18.9)
 Divorced/separated 31 (15.4)
Employed 51 (25.4)
Have medical insurance 6 (3.0)
Ever smoked 45 (22.5)
Ever drank alcohol 12 (6.2)
Household income statusa
 H0 66 (32.8)
 H1 81 (40.3)
 H2 32 (15.9)
 H3 19 (9.5)
  1. a3 records missing.
  2. H0: persons on social grant; H1: individual income < $5366 per annum (p.a.) or family income < $7667 p.a.; H2: individual income between $5367 and $19,168 p.a. or family income between $7667 and $26,852 p.a.; and H3: individual income >$19,168 p.a. or family income > $26,852 p.a