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Table 1 Household characteristics – weighted % (fraction)

From: Equity in development and access to health services in the Wild Coast of South Africa: the community view through four linked cross-sectional studies between 1997 and 2007

  1997 2000 2004 2007 χ2 trend (p)
households 2457 2363 2383 2401 -
non-anchor areas 71 (1598/2457) 72 (1552/2363) 71 (1560/2383) 72 (1579/2401) 0.204 (0.65170)
female respondents 71 (1736/2457) 78 (1817/2363) 75 (1781/2378) 73 (1726/2398) 0.303 (0.58174)
mud and grass thatch roof house construction 50 (1269/2455) 56 (1285/2342) 47 (1088/2374) 34 (777/2322) 190.250 (0.00000)
main food item purchased is basics 95 (2255/2399) 96 (2191/2297) 91 (2081/2279) 85 (1959/2317) 153.814 (0.00000)
average household size 5.8 (SD 3.0, n2457) 4.7 (SD 2.7, n2363) 3.7 (SD 2.3, n2384) 3.7 (SD 2.2, n2378) -