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Table 1 Key indicators for South African Provinces

From: Inequities in under-five child malnutrition in South Africa

Key indicators Province
  Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Mpumalanga Northern Cape Northern Province North West Western Cape Total
Rural as % population 63.4 31.4 3.0 56.9 60.9 29.9 89.0 65.1 11.1 46.3
% population < 5 years old 12.0 9.5 8.9 11.5 11.6 10.6 13.1 11.2 9.6 10.9
Poverty rates 78.0 66.0 19.0 53.0 52.0 57.0 77.0 57.0 23.0 53.0
% population over 20 years with no schooling 20.9 16.1 9.5 22.9 29.4 21.7 36.9 22.7 6.7 19.3
% women over 20 years with no schooling 21.8 16.7 9.3 25.2 32.4 21.5 41.8 22.6 6.3 21.1
% economically active population unemployed 48.5 30.0 28.2 39.1 32.9 28.5 46.0 37.9 17.9 33.9
% using electricity for cooking 23.4 42.2 73.5 46.1 35.9 52.7 19.6 34.0 77.0 47.4
% with water tap in house or yard 35.4 70.9 85.6 48.7 63.4 83.2 35.9 51.6 90.4 61.4
% with flush or chemical toilet 30.8 45.3 83.3 42.0 38.0 59.7 13.2 32.1 86.0 50.5
  1. Sources: (33,34)