Categorical variablesN %
Race
 African1517
 Mixed ancestry2831
 Caucasian4752
Marital status
 Unmarried6269
 Married2123
 Divorced67
 Separated11
Province
 Eastern cape2022
 Free state22
 Gauteng1213
 Kwazulu-Natal56
 Limpopo11
 Mpumalanga22
 Northern cape33
 Northwest56
 Western cape4044
Level of injury
 High quadriplegia: (C3-C4)78
 Low quadriplegia: (C5- C8)7179
 Paraplegia11
 Ambulant quadriplegia1112
Completeness of injury
 Complete3741
 Incomplete5359
Current employment
 Unemployed3741
 Employed4348
 Student89
 Correctional services22
Education
 Primary level78
 Secondary (high school not completed)3033
 Secondary (high school completed)2326
 Tertiary level3033
Income*
 Very low (R1–R2500)3337
 Low (R2501–R8000)2022
 Medium (R8001–R20000)1416
 High (more than R20000)1416
 Not provided/missing data910
Asset indicator score (SES)
 Low SES3236
 Medium SES1719
 High SES4146
Type of residence
 Care facility: dependent1213
 Care facility: independent22
 Private house6572
 Block of apartments33
 Wendy house/room in back yard44
 Town house22
 Correctional services22
Transport
 Has own transport4853
 Relies on others/paid transport3236
 Relies on care facility transport1011
Type of healthcare
 Public healthcare4247
 Private healthcare3741
 Both1112
Exercise*
 None3943
 1–4 times/week1719
 More than five times/week3337
 Missing data11
  • *Variable with missing data.

  • SES, socioeconomic status.