Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of non-migrants, returned migrants and active migrants in Prakasam and Azamgarh districts, India

Non-migrants

Returned migrants

Active migrants

Total


%

%

%


Prakasam district

Total sample size

401

317

316

Age (Mean±SD)

26.6 ± 6.1

28.8 ± 5.1

26.5 ± 5.5

27.3 ± 5.7

Currently married

66.8

86.4

70.6

74.0

Median age at marriage

20.0

21.0

20.0

20.0

Education

Illiterates

10.5

8.2

10.8

9.9

High school and above education

42.4

30.3

38.3

37.4

Engaged in agricultural work

38.7

24.9

22.5

29.5

Age at first migration (Mean±SD)

--

20.3 ± 3.9

18.8 ± 3.9

19.6 ± 4.0#

Duration of stay in place of origin in the last visit*

--

-

5.7±4.6

-

Age at first sex (Mean±SD)

18.9±2.5

18.9±2.2

18.7±2.3

18.8±2.3


Azamgarh

Total sample size

431

319

320

Age (Mean±SD)

28.5 ± 6.7

35.2 ± 5.8

27.6 ± 6.1

30.2 ± 7.1

Currently married

67.8

96.9

71.3

77.5

Median age at marriage

19.5

20

20

20

Education

Illiterates

7.2

3.1

5.3

5.4

High school and above education

39.2

34.2

51.9

41.5

Engaged in agricultural work

12.3

5.0

3.8

7.8

Age at first migration (Mean±SD)

--

19.1 ± 3.6

18.7 ± 3.2

18.9 ± 3.4#

Duration of stay in place of origin in the last visit

--

-

4.8±5.1

-

Age at first sex (Mean±SD)

18.4±3.6

19.6±4.0

17.5±3.8

18.5±3.9


# Computed only for migrants.

* Computed for the last visit of migrants (active) to their native place.

Saggurti et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 6):S6   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S6-S6

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