Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of the survey respondents (n=450)
Category By sex
Male Female Total
N (%) 238 (53.0 ) 212 (47.0) 450 (100.0)
Mean Age (Std.) 42 (13) 35 (10) 39.9
Education
No Formal Education 62 (13.8) 59 (13.1) 121 (26.9)
Primary Education 60 (13.3) 52 (11.6) 112 (24.9)
Junior Secondary 38 (8.4) 56 (12.4) 94 (20.9)
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) 26 (5.8) 23 (5.1) 49 (10.9)
Higher Secondary (HSC) 23 (5.1) 13 (2.9) 36 (8.0)
Bachelor Level 20 (4.4) 5 (1.1) 25 (5.6)
Masters level 9 (2.0) 4 (0.9) 13 (2.9)
Total 238 (52.9) 212 (47.1) 450 (100.0)
Occupation By Village
Dhuroil Sachibunia
Agricultural activities 116 (25.8) 24 (5.3) 140 (31.1)
Homemaker/Housewife 131 (29.1) 56 (12.4) 187 (41.6)
Services (Govt. NGO,) 22 (4.9) 26 (5.8) 48 (10.7)
Business (small and medium) 22 (4.9) 32 (7.1) 54 (12.0)
Others (village doctor, rickshaw puller, unemployed, fisherman) 6 (1.3) 15 (3.3) 21 (4.7)
Total 297 (66.0) 153 (34.0) 450 (100.0)
Health Care Providers By village
Dhuroil Sachibunia Total
Union Family Health & Welfare Center 1 1 2
Satellite clinic 1 1 2
Village doctors (Pharmacies, Drug sellers) 24 7 31
Paramedics 2 1 3
Household Information
Monthly median family income (BDT*) 7000
Mean family size (in persons) 4.15
Yearly average health expenditure/family 9323
Total health expenditure for all households (9323 X 2250) 2,09,77,200

* USD$1=BDT 74.00 in 2011; BDT= Bangladesh Currency (Taka).

Haque et al.

Haque et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:565   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-565

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