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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of respondents/households ( N= 872)

From: Predicting water consumption habits for seven arsenic-safe water options in Bangladesh

Characteristics n %
Gender (% female) 618 70.9
Literacy rate 552 64.6
Religion (% Muslim*) 782 89.7
Occupation of participant:   
Housewife 582 66.7
Independent work 94 10.8
Agriculture 90 10.3
Other 106 12.2
Occupation of household head:   
Independent work 352 40.4
Agriculture 255 29.2
Formal employment 105 12.0
Other 164 18.8
  M SD
Age 37.6 12.6
Education (years) 4.8 4.2
No. of people living in household 5.4 2.3
Monthly income (BDT) 8961 11649
  1. Note. BDT, Bangladeshi Taka (77 BDT was app. 1 US Dollar), *all other respondents reported Hinduism as their religion.