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Table 4 Association between socio-demographic variables and knowledge of climate change

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

Variable Knowledge of climate change Statistics
No (%) Yes (%) Total (%)
Age-group     
 Young (<30 years) 384 (51.7) 359 (48.3) 743 (100.0) χ 2= 13.84
 Early adulthood (30 – 45 years) 1243 (46.0) 1458 (54.0) 2710 (100.0) df = 3
 Middle age (45 – 60 years) 929 (44.3) 1167 (55.7) 2096 (100.0) p = 0.003
 Old age (>60 years) 517 (43.9) 659 (56.1) 1176 (100.0)  
 Total 3073 (45.8) 3643 (54.2) 6716 (100.0)  
Sex     
 Male 2811 (45.0) 3430 (55.0) 6241 (100.0) χ 2= 18.20
 Female 262 (55.1) 213 (44.9) 475 (100.0) df = 1
 Total 3073 (45.8) 3643 (54.2) 6716 (100.0) p < 0.001
Education of Respondent     
 No formal education 1571 (53.8) 1350 (46.2) 2921 (100.0) χ 2= 334.70
 Primary 993 (49.4) 1018 (50.6) 2011 (100.0) df = 4
 Secondary 383 (33.5) 760 (66.5) 1143 (100.0) p < 0.001
 Higher Secondary 107 (21.6) 389 (78.4) 496 (100.0)  
 Graduate and above 19 (13.1) 126 (86.9) 145 (100.0)  
 Total 3073 (45.8) 3643 (54.2) 6716 (100.0)  
Occupation of Respondent     
 Farmer 1025 (51.6) 961 (48.4) 1986 (100.0) χ 2= 180.04
 Day labourer 1011 (49.4) 1034 (50.6) 2045 (100.0) df = 7
 Service holder 136 (25.9) 388 (74.1) 524 (100.0) p < 0.001
 Small and medium business 398 (37.3) 668 (62.7) 1066 (100.0)  
 House wife 169 (56.5) 130 (43.5) 299 (100.0)  
 Fisherman 126 (50.0) 126 (50.0) 252 (100.0)  
 Unemployed 19 (37.2) 32 (62.8) 51 (100.0)  
 others 189 (38.3) 304 (61.7) 493 (100.0)  
 Total 3073 (45.8) 3643 (54.2) 6716 (100.0)  
Total household monthly income     
 Income (cat)     
  < 4000BDT 742 (51.8) 692 (48.2) 1434 (100.0) χ 2= 71.96
 4000–8000 BDT 1653 (47.5) 1830 (52.5) 3483 (100.0) df = 2
  > 8000 BDT 678 (37.7) 1121 (62.3) 1799 (100.0) p < 0.001
 Total 3073 (45.8) 3643 (54.2) 6716 (100.0)  
Nearby government health facility     
 District Hospital 127 (38.2) 205 (61.8) 332 (100.0) χ 2= 68.79
 Upazila health complex 790 (39.0) 1235 (61.0) 2025 (100.0) df = 3
 Union health centre 1214 (49.6) 1233 (50.4) 2447 (100.0) p < 0.001
 Community clinic 942 (49.3) 970 (50.7) 1912 (100.0)  
 Total 3073 (45.8) 3643 (54.2) 6716 (100.0)  
Any school in the survey area     
 No 101 (66.9) 50 (33.1) 151 (100.0) χ 2= 27.79
 Yes 2972 (45.3) 3593 (54.7) 6565 (100.0) df = 1
 Total 3073 (45.8) 3643 (54.2) 6716 (100.0) p < 0.001