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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Challenges and opportunities confronting female-headed households in Iran: a qualitative study

Characteristic Frequency (n = 26) %
Age
  < 19 5 19.2
 20–30 10 38.5
 30–40 6 23.1
  > 40 5 19.2
Level of education
 Illiterate 6 23.1
 Under diploma 11 42.3
 Diploma and above diploma 9 34.6
Employment status
 Housewife 15 57.7
 Self-employed 9 34.7
 Employee 2 7.6
Residence
 City 11 42.3
 Village 15 57.7
Household size
 Under 3 people 15 57.7
 4–5 people 5 19.2
 more than 5 6 23.1
Average time of being household head
 Under 10 years 10 38.5
 10–20 years 12 46.1
 Above 20 years 4 15.4