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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the adults by gender

From: Socio-demographic characteristics and tobacco use among the adults in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Variables Total n (%)
n = 507
Male n (%)
n = 255
Female n (%)
n = 252
Age Categories (in years)
Mean ± SD 37.9 ± 11.2 39.5 ± 11.7 36.3 ± 10.4
25–34 226 (44.6%) 107 (42.0%) 119 (47.2%)
35–44 138 (27.2%) 64 (25.1%) 74 (29.4%)
45–54 78 (15.4%) 41 (16.1%) 37 (14.7%)
55–64 65 (12.8%) 43 (16.9%) 22 (8.7%)
Highest Level of Education
No Formal Education 261 (51.5%) 109 (42.8%) 152 (60.3%)
Below Primary Level 86 (17.0%) 59 (23.1%) 27 (10.7%)
Primary Education completed 62 (12.2%) 31 (12.2%) 31 (12.3%)
Secondary Education and above 98 (19.3%) 56 (21.9%) 42 (16.7%)
Occupation
Non-manual 354 (69.8%) 117 (45.9%) 237 (94.0%)
Manual 153 (30.2%) 138 (54.1%) 15 (6.0%)
Marital Status
Never Married 26 (5.1%) 22 (8.6%) 4 (1.6%)
Currently Married 465 (91.7%) 232 (91.0%) 233 (92.4%)
Widowed/Divorced/Separated 16 (3.2%) 1 (0.4%) 15 (6.0%)
Total number of household members
≤4 members 233 (46.3%) 117 (46.1%) 116 (46.6%)
5 or more members 270 (53.7%) 137 (53.9%) 133 (53.4%)
Monthly Income (in BDT) *
Interquartile Range (IQR) IQR = 7500 IQR = 8000 IQR = 8000
≤7500 (≤95 USD) 153 (30.2%) 62 (24.3%) 91 (36.1%)
7501 to 10000 (95 to 127 USD) 117 (23.1%) 70 (27.5%) 47 (18.7%)
10001 to 15000 (127 to 191 USD) 113 (22.3%) 58 (22.7%) 55 (21.8%)
Above 15000 (above 191 USD) 120 (23.7%) 64 (25.1%) 56 (22.2%)
  1. *4 non-responses
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