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Table 1 Distribution of the respondents by their socio-demographic characteristics

From: Maternal health care seeking behavior: the case of Haor (wetland) in Bangladesh

Categories Frequency Percent  
 15–19 33 8.3  
 20–24 100 25.0
 25–29 133 33.3 Mean age : 27.62 Years;
 30–34 84 21.0
 35–39 45 11.3
 40+ 5 1.3
 Total 400 100.0
Number of children  
 1 87 21.8
 2 101 25.3 Mean number of children:2.64/ household
 3 118 29.5
 4 60 15.0
 5 31 7.8
 6+ 3 0.8
 Total 400 100.0
Type of family  
 Nuclear family 84 21.0
 Extended family 316 79.0
 Total 400 400
Number of family member  
 Less than 5 106 26.5
 6–8 265 66.3 Mean: 6.42
 9+ 29 7.3
 Total 400 100.0
Occupation of the husband of the respondents    
 Agriculture 118 29.5
 Day Laborer 137 34.3
 Small business 120 30.0
 Service 18 4.5
 Other 7 1.8
 Total 400 100
Monthly income (TK)    
 2000–4000 256 64.0
 4000–6000 93 23.3 Mean: 4339.25
 6000–8000 36 9.0
 8000–10,000 7 1.8
 10,000–12,000 8 2.0
 Total 400 100.0
Level of education Respondent Husband of respondent
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
 No education 151 37.8 135 33.8
 Primary (1–5) 203 50.8 219 54.8
 Secondary (6–10) 39 9.8 34 8.5
 Higher Secondary (11–12) 7 1.8 5 1.3
 Graduation 7 1.8
 Total 400 100.0 400 100.0