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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristics of the study sample, N = 62

From: Comparative analysis of plant use in peri-urban domestic gardens of the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Socio-economic variables Number %
Gender Female 43 30.6
Male 19 69.4
Age (years) <20 1 1.6
20-29 11 17.7
30-39 10 16.1
40-49 17 27.4
50-59 11 17.7
>60 12 19.4
Marital status Single 6 9.7
Married 36 58.1
Divorced 20 32.3
Household size 1-2 11 17.7
3-4 28 45.2
5-6 22 35.5
7-8 1 1.6
Highest level of education No education 4 6.5
Primary 7 11.3
Secondary 33 53.2
Tertiary 18 29.0
Occupation Unemployed 35 56.5
Employed 18 29.0
Self-employed 9 14.5
Combined monthly income Less than R1000* 22 35.5
R1001-2000 7 11.3
R2001-3000 7 11.3
R3001-4000 4 6.5
R4001-5000 2 3.2
More than R5001 3 4.8
  Not disclosed 17 27.4
  1. *1 Rand = US$0.1.