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Table 1 Profile of participants who currently owned a mobile phone

From: Exploring the feasibility of using mobile phones to improve the management of clients with cervical cancer precursor lesions

Characteristic < 30 years (n = 187) ≥ 30 years (n = 177) Total (N = 364) P-valuea
Median age in years (IQR) 25 (23–28) 37 (32–42 29 (25–36)  
Main home language
 Afrikaans 13 (7%) 21 (11.9%) 34 (9.3%) 0.272
 English 1 (0.5%) 3 (1.7%) 4 (1.1%)
 isiXhosa 165 (88.2%) 145 (81.9%) 310 (85.2%)
 Other 8 (4.3%) 8 (4.5%) 16 (4.4%)
Languages spoken (after main home language)
 Afrikaans 29 (15.5%) 45 (25.4%) 74 (20.3%) 0.019
 English 158 (84.5%) 132 (74.6%) 315 (86.5%) 0.012
 isiXhosa 174 (93.1%) 150 (84.8%) 324 (89.0%) 0.011
 Other 25 (13.4%) 27 (15.3%) 52 (14.3%) 0.607
Highest level of education     0.007b
 Primary or less 16 (8.6%) 35 (19.8%) 51 (14.0%)  
 Secondary 167 (89.3%) 137 (77.4%) 304 (83.5%)  
 Post-secondary 4 (2.1%) 5 (2.8%) 9 (2.5%)  
Formal housing 83 (44.4%) 81 (45.8%) 164 (45.1%) 0.792
Median number of people living in home (IQR) 4 (3–6) 4 (3–5) 4 (3–6) 0.029c
Employed 52 (27.8%) 81 (45.8%) 133 (36.5%) <  0.001
  1. (IQR Interquartile range)
  2. aP-value for Chi-squared test unless otherwise stated
  3. bFishers exact test
  4. cKruskal-Wallis test