Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population
Variables Number of women Percentage
Age groups (years)
< 20 553 22.3
20-35 1850 74.6
>35 78 3.1
Ethnicity
Brahmin/Chhetri 1515 61.1
Dalit 490 19.7
Janajati 323 13.0
Religious minorities 153 6.2
Education
Illiterate 591 23.8
Informal 915 36.9
Primary 315 12.7
Secondary 464 18.7
Intermediate and above 196 7.9
Occupation
Agriculture 1901 75.3
Service 57 3.6
Business 42 1.7
Wage laborer 36 1.5
Housewife 398 16.0
Other 47 1.9
Wealth quintile
Lowest 503 20.3
Second 555 22.4
Middle 432 17.4
Fourth 499 20.1
Highest 492 19.8

Results are shown for 2,481 women from the mid- and far-western regions of Nepal.

Choulagai et al.

Choulagai et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:49   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-49

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