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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of poor families living in the municipality of Belém (PA) (n = 448)

From: Poverty and family resilience in Belém-Pará

Family status
Mother Father Grandmother Other Uninformed
406 (90.6%) 14 (3.1%) 13 (2.9%) 12 (2.7%) 3 (0.7%)
Marital Status
Married/stable union Single Divorced/ Separated Widows Uninformed
202 (45.1%) 206 (46%) 30 (6.7%) 7 (1.6%) 3 (0.7%)
Family Type
  Single parent
Nuclear intact Headed by grandparents Reconstituted Extended Female Male Headed by grandparents Extended
132 (29.4%) 12 (2.6%) 25 (5.5%) 28 (6.2%) 145 (32.3%) 4 (0.8%) 16 (3.5%) 86 (19.1%)
Employment Situation
Employed Unemployed
259 (57.8%) 189 (42.2%)
Beneficiary of the PBF
Yes No
411 37
Age
20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 Uninformed
88 (19.6%) 217 (48.4%) 98 (21.8%) 32 (7.1%) 8 (1.7%) 1 (0.2%) 4 (0.8%)
Schooling
EFI EFC EMC ESC Illiterate Uninformed
97 (21.6%) 109 (24.3%) 229 (51.1%) 7 (1.5%) 4 (0.8%) 2 (0.4%)
Number of children
1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 4 Children 5 Children 6 Children
105 (23.4%) 183 (40.8%) 103 (22.9%) 43 (9.5%) 8 (1.7%) 6 (1.3%)