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Table 1 Characteristics o00f the participants (n = 6720)

From: Knowledge and perception about climate change and human health: findings from a baseline survey among vulnerable communities in Bangladesh

Variable Frequency (%)
Gender (Male) 6245 (92.9)
Age (Mean ± SD) in years 44.7 ± 13.5
Duration of stay in this locality (Mean, median, SD) in years 30, 25, ± 15
Education of Respondent  
 No formal education 2923 (43.5)
 Primary 2013 (30.0)
 Secondary 1143 (17.0)
 Higher Secondary 496 (7.4)
 Graduate and above 145 (2.2)
Occupation of Respondent  
 Farmer 1988 (29.6)
 Day labourer 2047 (30.5)
 Service holder 524 (7.8)
 Small and medium business 1066 (15.9)
 House wife 299 (4.5)
 Fisherman 252 (3.8)
 Unemployed 51 (0.8)
 others 493 (7.3)
Type of House  
 Kachca (Bamboo, Tree Leaves)) 925 (13.7)
 Pakka (Brick) 121 (1.8)
 Tin (Corrugated sheet) 5211 (77.6)
 others 462 (6.9)
Total household monthly income  
 Income (In Bangladeshi Taka, 1 US$ = 80 BDT approx..)  
  < 4000 BDT 1436 (21.4)
 4000–8000 BDT 3485 (51.9)
 8000–12000 BDT 1127 (16.7)
  > 12000 BDT 672 (10)
Drinking water source  
 Shallow Tube well 2936 (43.7)
 Deep tube well 2822 (42.0)
 Supply water 36 (0.5)
 Untreated water 322 (4.8)
 Treated water 524 (7.8)
 Rain water 50 (0.7)
 Others 30 (0.5)