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Table 3 Overview of informal work conditions of participants

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

Conditions of informal work All workers
n = 265 (%)
Length of time in the same job
 Less than 1 year 93 (35.1%)
 1–3 years 114 (43.0%)
 4 or more years 58 (21.9%)
Number of days worked per week
 3–4 days 94 (35.5%)
 5–6 days 119 (44.9%)
 7 days 52 (19.6%)
Works in same location every day 208 (78.5%)
Regular hours of work 201 (75.8%)
Work setting
 Mostly indoors 220 (83.0%)
 Mostly outdoors with shelter 22 (8.3%)
 Mostly outdoors without shelter 23 (8.7%)
Wage is fixed or variable
 Receives a fixed wage 101 (38.1%)
 Not fixed / depends on work done 164 (61.9%)
How often receives wages
 Weekly 42 (15.8%)
 Monthly 176 (66.4%)
 Irregularly 40 (15.1%)
 Other 7 (2.6%)