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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the patients attending health facilities in Agincourt sub-district in 2013 (n = 435)

From: Relationships between structure, process and outcome to assess quality of integrated chronic disease management in a rural South African setting: applying a structural equation model

Variable Frequency (%)
Age (years)
 18–29 23 (5.3)
 30–39 69 (15.8)
 40–49 68 (15.6)
 50–59 88 (20.3)
 60–79 187 (43.0)
 Mean ± SD (55 ± 16.5); Median = 56
Gender  
 Female 354 (81.4)
 Male 81 (18.6)
Education (years)
 No formal education 164 (37.6)
  ≤ 6 217 (49.9)
  > 6 54 (12.5)
Type of grant
 None 91 (20.9)
 Old agea 299 (68.7)
 Disability 44 (10.1)
 HIV 1 (0.3)
Labour status
 Not presently working 431 (99.0)
 Presently working 4 (1.0)
Nationality
 South African 415 (95.5)
 Mozambican 20 (4.5)
Chronic disease statusb
 Hypertension 292 (67.0)
 HIV 141 (32.4)
 Diabetes 2 (0.5)
  1. aOld age grant is a social security grant given to South Africans ≥ 60 years of age
  2. bDiagnoses of chronic diseases were retrieved from the patients’ clinic records