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Table 3 Health knowledge and behaviour

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

Characteristic Category N %
Do you think that smoking tobacco is bad for your health Yes 1855 97.8
  No 42 2.2
...physical exercise is good for your health Yes 1833 97.2
  No 52 2.8
...polluted/clogged water/garbage near the house spread disease and increase the risk of poor health Yes 1657 88.8
  No 209 11.2
...air pollution is bad for your health Yes 1756 93.8
  No 116 6.2
Do you smoke cigarettes Yes 475 24.9
  No 1430 75.1
Do you smoke inside your room Yes 334 17.5
  No 1571 82.5
Community membership Yes 170 9
  No 1726 91
Do you use a bed net Yes 1873 98.4
  No 30 1.6
Education 0 years spent in school 1234 64.7
  1-5 years primary school 368 19.3
  6-10 years secondary school 180 9.5
  11+ years higher education 123 6.5
Marital status Married 1700 89.2
  Not married/divorced/other 205 10.8
Migrant Yes 1711 89.9
  No 193 10.1
Age group 15-24 years 419 22
  25-34 years 628 33
  35-44 years 430 22.6
  45-54 years 230 12.1
  55-64 years 131 6.9
  65-74 years 49 2.6
  75+ years 18 1
Gender Female 983 51.6
  Male 922 48.4
Having had a disease Yes 1469 77.4
  No 429 22.6
  1. Descriptive statistics for variables used in the study. The variables were gained through a cohort study in 2009 (baseline data).