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Table 1 Demographic data (n = 305)

From: The effects of occupational pollutants on the reproductive health of female informal street traders in Warwick junction, Durban, South Africa – a cross-sectional study

CharacteristicsN (%)
Age (mean) (years) (SD)43.6 (12.1)
Marital Status
 Single192 (63)
 Married75 (24)
Education Level
 Never attended school51 (17)
 Completed primary school80 (26)
 Completed secondary school174 (57)
Self-reported doctor diagnosed chronic conditions153 (50)
 HIV + ve67 (22)
 TB (past history)12 (4)
 Hypertension46 (15)
 Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)28 (9)
Tobacco use (snuff)3 (1)
Years working in WWJ* (mean)(years) (SD)14 (10.03)
Trading Area
 Mealie cookers50 (16)
 Traditional herb market75 (25)
 Bovine head market43 (14)
 Early morning market34 (11)
 Clothing market81 (27)
 Roadside food vendors14 (5)
 Other8 (3)