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Table 2 Socio-economic household characteristics

From: Mental health in the slums of Dhaka - a geoepidemiological study

Characteristic Mean SD Min Max SE N
Monthly rent for the house (in Taka) 801.4 770.9 0 14000 17.7 1903
How many rooms do you have 1.89 2.2 0 19 0.1 1888
Family size (number of family members) 4.3 1.6 1 13 0.04 1905
Persons living in the same room 4 2.4 1 47 0.1 1905
Persons sharing same meals 4.4 2.5 1 54 0.1 1905
Family members earning income 1.7 0.9 0 6 0.02 1902
Monthly family income (in Taka) 6979.7 5149.5 0 140000 118 1905
Working hours per day 7.8 3.2 0 24 0.1 1894
How many family members smoke 0.7 0.6 0 6 0.01 1905
     Category % N
Light sufficiency in the house     Yes 26 495
     No 74 1408
Family has household item     Radio 5.7 109
     TV 33.4 635
     Gas burner 28.3 539
     Electric fan 69.4 1321
     Tape/CD/VCD 17.2 327
     Refrigerator 1.5 28
Is your house provisional or permanent     Provisional 91.5 1734
     Permanent 8.5 161
Room is used also for other purposes except living     Yes 30.1 568
     No 69.9 1317
Room is sufficient for family     Yes 23.2 433
     No 76.8 1435
Housing index     Kutcha 16.6 309
     Semi-pucca 52.9 986
     Pucca 30.5 567
Cooking material     Straw, wood 61.7 1174
     Kerosene 1.6 30
     Gas, electric 36.4 699
Type of water supply     Surface water 9.6 180
     Piped water 53.4 1004
Type of toilet facility     Open latrine 26.2 499
     Pit latrine 59.6 1135
     Septic tank 14.2 269
Type of garbage disposal     Open space 79.1 1501
     Bin outside house 13.5 256
     Collected 7.4 141
Do you have a job contract     Yes 4.8 91
     No 95.2 1798
Do you think that your job is harmful to your health     Yes 22.2 420
     No 77.8 1476
Do you like your job     I like it very much 5.5 103
     I like it 62.3 1169
     Its ok 18.1 340
     I don't like it 13 243
     I very much dislike it 1.1 21
  1. Descriptive statistics for variables used in the study. The variables were gained through a cohort study in 2009 (baseline data).