Table 1

Demographic profile of the study participants

Characteristics

Number (%) (N = 5,690)


Mean age

31 years


Sex

Men

3,016 (53)


Women

2,674 (47)


Currently living in tiled-roof housing

3,812 (67)


Access to potable water

2,276 (40)


Migrated to find work

1,992 (35)


Currently married

Men

2,353 (78)*

Women

2,433 (91)**

All

4,786 (84)


Literacy***

Men

814 (27)*

Women

802 (30)**

All

1,616 (28)


Mean age of first marriage

Mean years (95% CI)

Men

22.0 (19.5–24.5)

Women

13.0 (11.2–14.7)

All

15.0 (11.2–18.8)


*Percentages are based on the total number of men in the study.

**Percentages are based on the total number of women in the study.

***Literacy as defined by census operations of India is the ability to read and write in any of the Indian languages.

CI = Confidence interval

Naik et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-5-1

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