Table 1

Baseline sociodemographic characteristics of fishermen participated in KAP (knowledge, attitude and practices) survey
Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age (years) Mean (SD) 32 (12.1)
18-30 181 60.9
31-60 116 39.1
Marital status
Single 57 19.2
Married 240 80.8
Educational status
Illiterate* 221 74.4
Literate 76 25.6
Employment status
Daily wages 189 63.6
Contracted 108 36.4
Income level
< 10000** 194 65.3
≥ 10000 103 34.7
Saving from income
Yes 100 33.8
No 197 66.2
Addiction from any substance
Yes 266 89.6
No 31 10.4
Type of addiction of substance
Smokeless tobacco 248 93.2
Smoking cigarette 18 6.8
Frequency of smokeless tobacco
< 10 packets/day 27 10.9
≥10 packets/day 221 89.1
Frequency of smoke tobacco
< 10 cigarettes/day 6 33.3
≥10 cigarettes/day 12 66.7
Sources of HIV/AIDS information
Print media (news paper) 14 4.7
Electronic media (tv, radio) 101 34.0

*Cannot read and write, **Pakistani Rupee, Gutka, Pan, Areca values not equal to 100%.

Zafar et al.

Zafar et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:437   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-437

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