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Table 1 Socio-demographic and household characteristics of the respondents study areas and sex (%)

From: Knowledge on the transmission, prevention and treatment of malaria among two endemic populations of Bangladesh and their health-seeking behaviour

  South-eastern districts North-eastern districts
  M F All M F All
Sociodemographic characteristics
Age (yrs)       
   ≤19 0.1 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5
   20–39 38.9 25.4 38.0 35.5 24.8 34.8
   40–59 43.7 53.2 44.4 45.3 54.9 45.9
   ≥60 17.2 20.6 17.5 18.8 20.1 18.9
Completed years of schooling
   None 42.8 69.4 44.6 53.6 75.2 55.1
   1–5 25.7 17.9 25.2 24.9 17.6 24.4
   >5 31.6 12.7 30.3 21.5 7.1 20.6
Main occupation
   Self-employment (agri.) 45.8 11.1 43.4 42.7 2.9 40.0
   Self-employment (non-agri) 23.0 3.2 21.6 21.9 2.9 20.6
   Wage-labour 10.2 9.9 10.2 17.0 8.8 16.5
   Service 10.6 4.8 10.2 7.4 2.9 7.1
   Domestic chores 0.7 61.5 4.8 1.1 69.9 5.8
   Others* 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.8 12.5 10.0
Household head
   Male --- --- 93.3 --- --- 93.2
   Female --- --- 6.7 --- --- 6.8
Household asset quintiles
   Poorest --- --- 23.6 --- --- 18.0
   2nd --- --- 21.3 --- --- 21.6
   3rd --- --- 18.1 --- --- 18.5
   4th --- --- 19.7 --- --- 20.3
   Least poor --- --- 17.4 --- --- 21.6
N 3498 252 3750 5548 408 5999
  1. *beggar, unemployed, too old/sick to work etc.