Table 2

Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample in percentages

CharacteristicRP sampleSP sample
(n=1021)(n=336)
Mean(SE)Mean(SE)
Gender
 Female0.32(0.02)0.69(0.03)
Age34.6(0.58)33.0(0.54)
 15–29 years0.29(0.01)0.63(0.03)
 ≥30 years0.71(0.01)0.37(0.03)
Province
 Eastern Cape0.48(0.02)0.53(0.03)
Race
 Black African0.74(0.01)0.77(0.02)
Education
 Primary0.63(0.02)0.24(0.02)
 Secondary0.27(0.01)0.20(0.02)
 Tertiary0.10(0.01)0.56(0.03)
Non-clinical variables
 Welcoming by staff0.79(0.01)0.50(0.03)
 General attitude of staff0.78(0.01)0.62(0.03)
 Satisfaction with cleanliness of the facility0.77(0.01)0.57(0.03)
 Level of privacy0.88(0.01)0.60(0.03)
 Understanding of patient’s problem by staff0.90(0.01)0.62(0.03)
 How well healthcare workers explained the patient’s health condition0.78(0.01)0.28(0.02)
  • RP, real patient; SP, standardised patient.