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Table 5 Assistance seeking and source of assistance by legal issue

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

Problem Ever had probleman (% of total) Received legal assistance n (% of total with problem) Where sought assistance n (% of total receiving assistance)
Private Nonprofit Police Social Work Government Agencies Informal/Personal
Housing 56 (4) 12 (21)    1   7 4
Obtaining employment 169 (11) 45 (27) 1     4 30
Obtaining residence permit 24 (2) 12 (50)   1    6 5
Obtaining ID document 101 (7) 62 (61)   1 4 3 2 51
Making a will 1 (.07) 1 (100)       1
Discrimination         
  Work 51 (4) 17 (33) 3 3 2   2 7
  School 15 (1) 8 (53)       8
  Health care 16 (1) 0       
Relationship issues         
  Abusive partner 79 (5) 39 (49)   2 21 1   17
  Divorce/separation 2 (.14) 1 (50)    1    
  Maintenance 67 (5) 21 (31)   7 3 6 3 2
  Custody 11 (.74) 6 (55)   2   2 1 1
TOTAL (instances) 592 224 (38) 4 16 32 12 25 126
  1. a4 participants refused to answer all of the questions in this section; 2 participants missing data on all of these questions