Table 1

Characteristics of study sample by social groups

Paniyas

(a)

Other Scheduled Tribes

(b)

Other Backward Classes

(c)

Forward Castes

(d)

Tribes

(a+b)

Non-tribes

(c+d)

All adults

(a+b+c+d)

N 425 313 428 494 738 922 1660
Age group (years), %
18–30 40.2 39.0 36.4 25.3 39.4 30.6 33.3
31–59 45.6 47.3 49.1 55.3 46.7 52.3 50.6
60+ 14.1 13.7 14.5 19.4 13.9 17.1 16.1
Male, % 41.2 49.5 46.0 49.8 46.6 48.0 47.6
Never went to school, % 53.6 26.8 14.7 2.4 36.3 8.2 17.0
Household below poverty line (BPL), % 95.0 77.3 49.1 35.4 83.5 41.9 54.9
Wage labourers1, % 97.1 60.6 57.1 26.4 74.1 40.7 53.4
Household owns <50 cents land, % 89.3 50.2 64.3 30.0 63.9 46.2 51.7
Crowding (ratio individuals to rooms ≥3), % 42.6 8.3 0.9 1.4 20.3 1.2 7.1

1Proportion among employed adults.

Haddad et al.

Haddad et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:390   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-390

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