Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Socio-demographic and mass media variables for women living in slums compared to those not living in slums in Bangladesh

From: Socio-economic factors explain differences in public health-related variables among women in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study

Variables Non-slum Slum p
  n (%) n (%)  
Age in years (mean ± SD) 480 (30.1 ± 9.0) 120 (30.1 ± 9.6) 0.969
Age at first marriage (mean ± SD) 480 (15.7 ± 3.5) 120 (15.0 ± 3.2) 0.057
Number of living children (mean ± SD) 480 (2.4 ± 1.8) 120 (2.5 ± 1.9) 0.492
Number of children died (% at least one) 480 (24.4) 120 (30.0) 0.206
Education (% no education) 480 (40.8) 120 (31.3) 0.003
No. of marital union (% 2+) 480 (4.6) 120 (6.7) 0.349
Migrated from other place (% country side) 480 (69.4) 120 (81.7) 0.007
Have marriage certificate (% yes) 480 (79.6) 120 (70.8) 0.039
Currently working (% yes) 480 (20.6) 120 (25.8) 0.215
Husband's education (% no education) 480 (27.9) 120 (44.2) <0.001
Husband's occupation (% unskilled labour) 479 (16.5) 120 (30.0) 0.013
Household characteristics:    
   Floor material (% cement/concrete) 477 (43.0) 120 (15.8) <0.001
   Wall material (% brick/cement) 478 (43.7) 120 (18.3) <0.001
   Roof material (% cement/concrete) 478 (27.6) 120 (7.5) <0.001
   Piped water (% inside dwelling) 478 (27.4) 120 (13.3) 0.001
   Toilet facility (% modern/septic tank) 478 (68.8) 120 (43.3) <0.001
   Cooking fuel (% gas/LPG) 478 (29.4) 120 (15.8) 0.003
Composite variable of household characteristics (% not poor when > 0) 477 (76.5) 120 (52.5) <0.001
Mass media variables:    
   Reading newspaper (% not at all) 480 (72.3) 120 (85.0) 0.004
   Listening to radio (% not at all) 480 (51.9) 120 (56.7) 0.347
   Watching TV (% not at all) 479 (27.6) 120 (35.0) 0.108
Composite variable of mass media access (% not at all) 479 (17.5) 120 (25.0) 0.063
  1. t-test for continuous variables and χ2 test for categorical variables