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Table 1 Demographic information of pediatric SLE sample (n = 22)

From: Missed opportunities for timely diagnosis of pediatric lupus in South Africa: a qualitative study

Characteristics Number Percent
Caregiver relation to patient
 Mother 18 81
 Father 2 9
 Grandmother 1 5
 Foster mother 1 5
Race of caregiver
 Coloured 16 73
 Black 3 13
 White 2 9
 Indian 1 5
Language of interview
 English 16 72
 Afrikaans 3 14
 Xhosa 3 14
Age of caregiver, years Mean: 44.2
Range: 32–74
Caregiver highest education level
Less than Grade 12 8 36
 Grade 12 8 36
 University or higher 3 14
 Not reported 3 14
Access to private transportation
 Yes 7 32
 No 14 59
 Unknown 2 9
Average household income per month Mean R4,693 ($363 USD)
Median R1562 (112 USD)
Entire Range R950–R10,000 ($73–800 USD)
Age of child SLE patient at diagnosis, years Mean: 10.9
Range 7–15
Time to diagnosis Mean: 23.6 weeks
Median 7.5 weeks
Range 0.5–208 weeks