Table 3

Maternal and family sociodemographisociodemographics

VariableCape Winelands*MbekweniTC NewmanTotalP values
n=787 490Number (% of each clinic)
Maternal educational attainment0.038
 Primary49 (7.8)37 (7.3)86 (7.6)
 Some secondary340 (54.1)266 (52.3)606 (53.3)
 Completed secondary193 723 (24.6)189 (30.1)183 (36.0)372 (32.7)
 Any tertiary82 686 (10.5)50 (8.0)23 (4.5)73 (6.4)
Currently employed675 666 (85.8)157 (25.0)149 (29.3)306 (27.0)0.106
Married/cohabiting282 709 (35.9)237 (37.8)221 (43.4)458 (40.3)0.054
Unplanned pregnancy366 (68.0)286 (62.7)652 (65.6)0.079
Partner support<0.001
 Not at all/slightly supportive42 (7.8)46 (10.13)88 (8.9)
 Moderately supportive86 (16.0)19 (4.2)105 (10.6)
 Considerably/extremely supportive409 (76.1)389 (85.7)798 (80.5)
Reliance on partner for help<0.001
 Not at all/not very often53 (9.9)46 (10.1)99 (10.0)
 Some of the time170 (31.7)28 (6.2)198 (20.0)
 Most/all of the time314 (58.5)380 (83.7)694 (70.0)
Monthly income119 536/year (average)<0.001
 <R1000 (<$75)263 (41.9)167 (32.8)430 (37.8)
 R1000–R5000 ($75–374)299 (47.6)254 (49.9)553 (48.6)
 >R5000 (>$374)66 (10.5)88 (17.3)152 (13.5)