Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of the survey participants (n = 450), by sex

From: Use of traditional medicines to cope with climate-sensitive diseases in a resource poor setting in Bangladesh

Household characteristics of respondents n (%) n (%)
  Male Female
Sex 238 (52.9) 212 (47.1)
Age (Years) Male Female
 Below 30 14.0 20.2
 31-40 15.1 16.2
 41-50 12.9 7.3
 51-60 6.2 3.1
 61+ 4.7 0.2
Mean ± Standard deviation Mean for male = 42 Mean for female = 35
Over all Mean = 39.9 years. S.D. = 12.2
Comparison male/female (chi-square) χ = 7.56, p = 0.109
Total 450 ,
Education Male Female
 No Formal Education 13.8 13.1
 Primary Education 13.3 11.6
 Junior Secondary 8.4 12.5
 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) 5.8 5.1
 Higher Secondary (HSC) 5.1 2.9
 Bachelor Level 4.5 1.1
 Masters level 2.0 0.9
Comparison male/female (chi-square) χ = 3.76, p = .709
Occupation (Total 450) Male Female
 Agricultural activities 30.0 1.1
 Homemaker/Housewife 0.0 41.6
 Services (Govt. NGO,) 8.2 2.4
 Business (small and medium) 11.1 0.9
 Others (village doctor, rickshaw-puller, fisherman) 3.6 1.1
Comparison male/female (chi-square) χ = 81.57, p = .0001
Health Care Providers (village level)   Count
 Union Family Welfare Center   1
 Satellite Clinic   1
 Village doctor** (drug seller)   23
 Paramedics   2
  1. **People who has only a training of primary health care for about 15 days to 90 days.