Table 3

Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of participants

All (n = 200)

Men (n = 100)

Women (n = 100)

P*


Age (years)

38.9 ± 9.8

37.8 ± 9.9

39.9 ± 9.6

0.119

Birthplace (%)

Rural

35.5

35

36

0.500

Urban

64.5

65

64

Length of urban residence (%)

≤20 years

34

30

38

0.485

21–33 years

34.5

37

32

≥34 years

31.5

33

30

Education level (%)

None

17

6

28

<0.001

Primary

29.5

24

35

Secondary or higher

53.5

70

37

Occupation (%)

Unskilled

62

57

67

0.296

Semi-skilled

12.5

13

12

Skilled

25.5

30

21

Household amenities (%)

Low

23.5

18

29

0.090

Medium

47

54

40

High

29.5

28

31

SES score

3.1 ± 1.9

3.5 ± 1.7

2.7 ± 1.9

0.002


* For difference between sex groups (two-sided t-test or χ2-test)

Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation or percentages

SES score included education level, occupation and household amenities

Sodjinou et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:84   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-84

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