Table 1

Social demographic profile of study participants, n = 236

Social demographic data

Variables

No. of victims (%)


Upazila (sub-district) of Meherpur district

Gangni upazila

64 (27.2)

Mujibnagar upazila

89 (37.9)

Meherpur Sadar upazila

82 (34.7)

Missing

1 (0.4)


Education level

None

114 (48.3)

Primary

63 (26.7)

Secondary

37 (15.7)

College or university

10 (4.2)

Post-graduate

4 (1.7)

Koran school

1 (0.4)

Others

6 (2.5)

Missing

1 (0.4)


Religion

Muslim

229 (97.0)

Hindu

6 (2.5)

Missing

1 (0.4)


Participation in a religious or spiritual activity within 7 days preceding the survey

No

89 (37.9)

Yes

146 (62.1)

Missing

1 (0.4)


Occupation

Not working

6 (2.5)

Household work

48 (20.3)

Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry or hunting

110 (46.6)

Business

30 (12.7)

Service, journalist or teacher

3 (1.3)

Other

38 (16.1)

Missing

1 (0.4)


Involved in political party

None

138 (58.5)

Awami League

59 (25.0)

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

29 (12.3)

Jamaat-e-Islami Party

10 (4.2)


Level of political affiliation

Supporter

174 (73.7)

Member

34 (14.4)

Activist

5 (2.1)

Leader

2 (0.8)

Missing

21 (8.9)


Often hold a meeting at home or attend a meeting in the community

No

212 (89.8)

Yes

24 (10.2)


Have personal, financial or political conflict with other people

No

68 (28.8)

Yes

168 (71.2)


Have ever participated in a demonstration, a strike or a human rights rally

No

131 (55.5)

Yes

105 (44.5)


Have relative or friend working with law enforcement agency

No

136 (57.6)

Yes

100 (42.4)


Have relative or friend involved in illegal activity

No

196 (83.0)

Yes

40 (17.0)


Have good friends in whom you confide and who help you

No

136 (57.6)

Yes

100 (42.4)


Wang et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:31   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-31

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