Skip to main content

Table 1 Background characteristics of young unmarried men aged 17 to 22 years, by selected sociodemographic characteristics, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2005 (n = 316)

From: Assessing young unmarried men's access to reproductive health information and services in rural India

Characteristics Categories N (%)
Age (years)   
Mean age(+ SD) 19.2 (± 1.68)  
  17-19 187 (59.1)
  20-22 129 (40.9)
Education None 16 (5.1)
  Primary 13 (4.1)
  Middle 65 (20.6)
  Secondary+ 222 (70.2)
Religion Hindu 295 (93.4)
  Muslim 20 (6.3)
  Other 1 (0.3)
Caste Upper Caste 72 (22.8)
  Scheduled Caste 37 (11.7)
  Scheduled Tribe 20 (6.3)
  Other Backward Caste 186 (58.8)
Occupation Agricultural based 186 (58.8)
  Non-agricultural based# 120 (38.0)
  Unemployed 10 (3.2)
Monthly family Income Low (up to Rs.1,000) 53 (16.8)
  Medium (Rs.1,000-3,000) 182 (57.6)
  High (> Rs.2,500) 81 (25.6)
Type of family Nuclear 163 (51.6)
  Joint 153 (48.4)
Average family size   6.5