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Table 1 Characteristics of participating mothers

From: Addressing the interaction between food insecurity, depression risk and informal work: findings of a cross-sectional survey among informal women workers with young children in South Africa

Characteristics of participants All participants
N = 265 (%)
Median age 29 years (IQR 25–34 years)
Population group (Black / African) 265 (100)
Education
 No schooling 2 (0.8)
 Primary school Grade 1–7 7 (2.6)
 Secondary school Grade 8–11 122 (46.0)
 Completed school (Grade 12) 134 (50.6)
Most recent relationship status
 Single 52 (19.6)
 Married 22 (8.3)
 Separated/divorced/widowed 4 (1.5)
 In a relationship, living with partner 61 (23.0)
 In a relationship, not living with partner 126 (47.5)
Mother is currently in a relationship with the child’s father 208 (78.5)
Has another child aged < 3 years 19 (7.2)
HIV status  
 Mothers reported having had an HIV test 256 (96.6)
 Mother reported herself HIV positive 131(49.4)