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Table 2 Corrected socio-economic and age variables in South African indigent households

From: Effectiveness of a large-scale, sustained and comprehensive community health worker program in improving population health: the experience of an urban health district in South Africa

General socio-economic and demographic measures Variables n = number (%) Pearson's Chi-square test (p value)
   Intervention households Control households  
Adjusting for socio-economic differences Total no. of households studied 417 417  
No. of SA citizen households 393/412 (95%) 352/415 (85%) p < 0.001
Significantly more SA citizen households in intervention group
No. of indigent South African households 292/393 (74%) 318/352 (90%) p < 0.0001
Significantly fewer indigent households in intervention group
Age of respondents in indigent South African households 18 to 50 years 155/292 (53%) 219/318 (69%) p = 0.02. More respondents > 50 years in intervention group
 > 50 years 133/292 (46%) 96/318 (30%)
Age of members in indigent South African households Children < 5 years 150 (14%) 236 (18%) p = 0.122
Children 5–15 years 242 (23%) 299 (23%)
15 to 60 years 498 (48%) 681 (53%)
 > 60 years 152 (15%) 69 (5%)
Total 1042 1285
  1. Statistically significant p values (< 0.05) were also in bold