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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the Nguni Cattle Project beneficiaries (No. = 120)

From: Herd dynamics, production and marketing constraints in the commercialization of cattle across Nguni Cattle Project beneficiaries in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Demographic characteristics Frequency (%)
Gender
 Male 103 (85.8)
 Female 17 (14.2)
Age (years)
 31–40 3 (2.5)
 41–50 10 (8.3)
 51–60 34 (28.3)
 > 60 73 (60.8)
Marital status
 Married 113 (94.2)
 Single 1 (0.8)
 Widowed 6 (5)
Level of education
 None 6 (5)
 Grades 1–7 57 (47.5)
 Grades 8–12 45 (37.5)
 Tertiary 12 (10)
Primary source of income
 Salary 10 (8)
 Old pension government grant 66 (55)
 Crops 3 (2)
 Remittance 13 (11)
 Government social grant 8 (7)
 Livestock 20 (17)