Table 1

Demographic characteristic of the respondents

Variables

Frequency

(n = 408)

Percentage (%)


Gender

Male

377

92.4

Female

31

7.6


Age group (years)

18-25

77

18.9

26-35

218

53.4

> 35

113

27.7


Caste/ethnicity

Brahmin/Chhetri

163

40.0

Gurung/Tamang

72

17.6

Magar/Rai/Limbu

56

13.7

Madhesis/Tharu

54

13.2

Others

63

15.4


Birth district by ecological zone

Terai (Flat lands)

180

44.1

Hills

209

51.2

Mountains

19

4.7


Education (n = 406)

Primary education

311

76.2

Secondary education (SLC)

69

16.9

Higher education/beyond SLC

28

6.9


Marital status

Married/civil partner

329

80.6

Unmarried

76

18.6

Divorced/separated

3

0.7


Country of work experience

Qatar

205

50.2

Saudi Arabia

137

33.6

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

66

16.2


Last primary occupation during stay abroad

Construction work

224

54.9

Driving

24

5.9

Wholesale and retail trade

46

11.3

Agricultural and farm work

17

4.2

Household/manual servant

74

18.1

Clerical and related work

23

5.6


Joshi et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:3   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-3

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