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Table 1 Demographic information of participants and childcare situation within the home

From: A comparison of the relationship between parental efficacy and social support systems of single teen mothers across different family forms in South African low socioeconomic communities

  Variables N = 160 %
Marital status Married 4 2.5
Living together/not married 19 11.9
Single, do not live together and is not married 137 85.6
Race Coloured 158 98.8
Black/African 2 1.3
Home language Afrikaans 145 90.6
English 13 8.1
IsiXhosa 2 1.3
Living arrangements One parent 65 40.6
Two parent 51 31.9
Extended (includes partner & partner’s family) 25 15.6
Guardian-Skip generation 11 6.9
Alone 8 5.0
Educational level Primary Schooling 26 16.3
Secondary Schooling 113 70.6
Tertiary Schooling 1 .6
Completed Grade 12 (Matric) 20 12.5
Employment status Employed 38 23.8
Unemployed 122 76.3
Variable N = 160 %  
Childcare situation in your home I take care of the child/children full time 119 74.4
I do not take care of the child/children full time 41 25.6
If NO, the children are in care (day care): Fewer than 20 h per week 4 2.5
20 h per week or more 37 23.1
Cared for by another adult in our home Yes 112 70
No 48 30
If YES, who cares for them Aunt 7 4.3
Sister 17 10.6
Family friend 13 8.1
Father of the child 4 2.5
Foster mother 2 1.3
Child’s grandmother 64 40
Nanny 3 1.9
Neighbour 2 1.3