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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of rickshaw pullers in Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka, Bangladesh (n = 595)

From: HIV-related risk behaviours and the correlates among rickshaw pullers of Kamrangirchar, Dhaka, Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study using probability sampling

  n % of total 95% CI
Age    
   ≤ 20 years 39 6.6 4.6 – 9.3
   21 to 30 years 296 49.7 45.7 – 53.8
   31 to 40 years 153 25.7 22.4 – 29.4
   41 to 50 years 85 14.3 11.7 – 17.4
   > 50 years 22 3.7 2.5 – 5.4
   Mean age (years) 32.12 (SE 0.40) 31.33 – 32.91
Marital status    
   Ever married 533 89.6 86.6 – 91.9
   Never married 62 10.4 8.1 – 13.4
Education    
   No schooling 372 62.5 58.3 – 66.5
   Up to primary school 135 22.7 19.2 – 26.6
   Up to secondary school 81 13.6 11.0 – 16.7
   More than secondary school 7 1.2 0.5 – 2.7
   Mean years in education 2.03 (SE 0.13) 1.78 – 2.29
Religion    
   Islam 589 99.0 97.2 – 99.6
   Hinduism 6 1.0 0.4 – 2.8
Living arrangement    
   With family 337 56.6 49.1 – 63.8
   Alone, family apart 253 42.5 35.3 – 50.1
   No family 5 0.8 0.4 – 2.0
Home district    
   Other than Dhaka 539 90.6 86.9 – 93.3
   Dhaka 56 9.4 6.7 – 13.1
Periodical to Dhaka    
   Yes 270 45.4 38.4 – 52.5
   No 325 54.6 47.5 – 61.6
Mean years in profession 8.64 (SE 0.33) 7.99 – 9.30
Mean income in last month (Taka) 6332 (SE 97) 6138 – 6527
  1. CI, confidence interval incorporating cluster effect
  2. SE, standard error