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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the survey respondents (n=450)

From: Health coping strategies of the people vulnerable to climate change in a resource-poor rural setting in Bangladesh

Category By sex  
  Male Female Total
N (%) 238 (53.0 ) 212 (47.0) 450 (100.0)
Mean Age (Std.) 42 (13) 35 (10) 39.9
Education    
No Formal Education 62 (13.8) 59 (13.1) 121 (26.9)
Primary Education 60 (13.3) 52 (11.6) 112 (24.9)
Junior Secondary 38 (8.4) 56 (12.4) 94 (20.9)
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) 26 (5.8) 23 (5.1) 49 (10.9)
Higher Secondary (HSC) 23 (5.1) 13 (2.9) 36 (8.0)
Bachelor Level 20 (4.4) 5 (1.1) 25 (5.6)
Masters level 9 (2.0) 4 (0.9) 13 (2.9)
Total 238 (52.9) 212 (47.1) 450 (100.0)
Occupation By Village  
  Dhuroil Sachibunia  
Agricultural activities 116 (25.8) 24 (5.3) 140 (31.1)
Homemaker/Housewife 131 (29.1) 56 (12.4) 187 (41.6)
Services (Govt. NGO,) 22 (4.9) 26 (5.8) 48 (10.7)
Business (small and medium) 22 (4.9) 32 (7.1) 54 (12.0)
Others (village doctor, rickshaw puller, unemployed, fisherman) 6 (1.3) 15 (3.3) 21 (4.7)
Total 297 (66.0) 153 (34.0) 450 (100.0)
Health Care Providers By village
  Dhuroil Sachibunia Total
Union Family Health & Welfare Center 1 1 2
Satellite clinic 1 1 2
Village doctors (Pharmacies, Drug sellers) 24 7 31
Paramedics 2 1 3
Household Information    
Monthly median family income (BDT*)    7000
Mean family size (in persons)    4.15
Yearly average health expenditure/family    9323
Total health expenditure for all households (9323 X 2250)    2,09,77,200
  1. * USD$1=BDT 74.00 in 2011; BDT= Bangladesh Currency (Taka).
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