Table 1

Characteristics of the study samples
All (n = 220) Employed women (n = 110) Housewives (n = 110)
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) P
Age 0.03*
14-23 27 (12.3) 7 (6.4) 20 (18.2)
24-33 85 (38.6) 43 (39.1) 42 (38.2)
34-43 71 (32.3) 42 (38.2) 29 (26.4)
≥ 44 37 (16.8) 18 (16.4) 19 (17.3)
Mean (SD) 33.8 (8.9) 34.9 (7.8) 32.8 (9.8) 0.07**
Education < 0.0001*
Illiterate/Primary 41 (18.6) 3 (2.7) 38 (34.5)
Secondary 99 (45.0) 37 (33.6) 62 (56.4)
Higher 80 (36.4) 70 (63.6) 10 (9.1)
Mean (SD) 10.7 (4.8) 13.5 (3.1) 7.9 (4.6) < 0.0001**
Family income (Rials)
Mean (SD) 5,645,909 (4,350,842) 7,912,727 (4,893,889.8) 3,379,091 (1,926,640.6) < 0.0001**

* Derived from chi-square test.

** Derived from t-test.

Saravi et al.

Saravi et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:41   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-41

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