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Table 2 Participant Characteristicsa

From: Legal knowledge, needs, and assistance seeking among HIV positive and negative women in Umlazi, South Africa

  Total (n = 1480) HIV + (n = 571) HIV - (n = 909)
Maternal age (y)*** 25.5 ± 5.3 26.4 ± 5.1 25.0 ± 5.4
Education level (ref = less than primary school completed)***    
  Primary school completed 623 (42.1) 280 (49.0) 343 (37.7)
  Secondary school completed 759 (51.3) 242 (42.4) 517 (56.9)
Socioeconomic status (ref = lowest SES)***    
  Middle 573 (38.7) 206 (36.1) 367 (40.4)
  Highest 290 (19.6) 91 (15.9) 199 (21.9)
Lives with partner*** 384 (25.9) 165 (28.9) 219 (24.1)
Length of relationship (y)*** 4.5 ± 4.1 3.9 ± 3.6 4.8 ± 4.3
  1. aData are expressed as No.(%) or Mean ± SD, unless otherwise indicated
  2. ***indicates significant difference by HIV-status where p < .05