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Table 1 Summary statistics (mean) of the dependent and independent variables, GHS 2004, 2010 and 2014

From: Assessing changes in social determinants of health inequalities in South Africa : a decomposition analysis

Variable 2004 2010 2014
0 - 5 yrs 0.130 0.125 0.118
6 - 17 yrs 0.257 0.238 0.227
18 - 30 yrs 0.249 0.244 0.242
31 - 45 yrs 0.194 0.205 0.215
46 - 64 yrs 0.127 0.139 0.146
65 yrs + 0.043 0.048 0.053
Female 0.517 0.514 0.512
Black Africans 0.783 0.793 0.800
Coloured 0.091 0.090 0.090
Indian 0.025 0.025 0.025
White 0.101 0.091 0.085
Married 0.272 0.278 0.276
Single 0.728 0.720 0.722
No schooling 0.195 0.167 0.149
Less than diploma 0.740 0.753 0.746
Diploma/certificate 0.036 0.035 0.041
Honours degree 0.020 0.030 0.035
Postgraduate 0.004 0.003 0.004
Employed 0.308 0.286 0.306
Urban 0.563 0.614 0.638
Western Cape 0.107 0.111 0.114
Eastern Cape 0.135 0.128 0.124
Northern Cape 0.023 0.022 0.022
Free state 0.058 0.054 0.051
Kwazulu-Natal 0.202 0.199 0.197
Northwest 0.068 0.068 0.068
Gauteng 0.224 0.235 0.242
Mpumalanga 0.078 0.078 0.078
Limpopo 0.106 0.105 0.104
Grant recipients 0.098 0.275 0.290
Illness 0.113 0.113 0.097
Disability 0.026 0.080 0.031
Medical aid coverage 0.156 0.180 0.179
Public health facility 0.751 0.730 0.734
Private health facility 0.248 0.253 0.262
  Mean Mean  
Observations 97,036 95,764 92, 445
  1. Estimates are weighted to the population using the sample weights