SPSS Software

The study chooses the Age Category as the categorical variable and Lived Poverty Index as the metric variable. The study uses SPSS software Version 21 for the analysis and presents the frequency distributions for the two variables. The visual SPSS output of both the Age Category and Lived Poverty Index are as follows:

FREQUENCIES VARIABLES=AGE_COND

/ORDER=ANALYSIS.

Frequencies

DataSet1 C:UsersDELL 3521DownloadsAfrobarometer__student_8210_.sav

Age Category

Valid

Missing

Age Category

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

51 and above

Total

Missing

Total

The paper uses the frequency distribution to summary the age category in a manageable form. The frequency distribution reveals that the age groups are between 18 and over 51 years. The number of participants between 15 and 35 years of age are 27,888, which are 54.1% of the participants. However, participants between 36 and 50 years of age are 13,868(26.9%). The sample population who are 51 years and above are 9,819 (19%). The total participants are 51,573 (100%). The frequency distribution table also presents the cumulative frequency of the sample population. The summary of the frequency table shows that the participants between the age 18 and 35 form the largest number of the total population and are more than 50% of all the sample population. (Trochim, 2006, Nick, 2007).

FREQUENCIES VARIABLES=AGE_COND LivedPoverty

/ORDER=ANALYSIS.

Frequencies

DataSet1 C:UsersDELL 3521DownloadsAfrobarometer__student_8210_.sav

Statistics

Age Category

Lived Poverty Index (average index of 5 poverty items)

N

Valid

51573

50923

Missing

14

Similarly, the study selects lived poverty index as the numeric variable and based on the frequency distribution table, the total number of people living in poverty are 50,923. From the results of the frequency distribution, the average lived poverty index shows that 8,173 people are the on the zero poverty index level. However, the total number of 190 participants are 4 for the poverty index level rate, which is the highest poverty index level.

Frequency Table

Lived Poverty Index (average index of 5 poverty items)

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

PART II

DESCRIPTIVES VARIABLES=AGE_COND LivedPoverty

/STATISTICS=MEAN STDDEV MIN MAX.

Notes

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Input

Data

C:UsersDELL 3521DownloadsAfrobarometer__student_8210_.sav

Active Dataset

DataSet1

Filter

one>

Weight

one>

Split File

one>

N of Rows in Working Data File

51587

Missing Value Handling

Definition of Missing

User defined missing values are treated as missing.

Cases Used

All non-missing data are used.

Syntax

DESCRIPTIVES VARIABLES=AGE_COND LivedPoverty

/STATISTICS=MEAN STDDEV MIN MAX.

Resources

Processor Time

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Elapsed Time

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DataSet1 C:UsersDELL 3521DownloadsAfrobarometer__student_8210_.sav

DESCRIPTIVES VARIABLES=AGE_COND LivedPoverty

/STATISTICS=MEAN STDDEV MIN MAX.

DataSet1 C:UsersDELL 3521DownloadsAfrobarometer__student_8210_.sav

Descriptive Statistics

N

Minimum

Maximum

Mean

Std. Deviation

Age Category

51573

1

3

1,65

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