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Table 2 First preference health care information providers by socio-demographic characteristic

From: Health literacy in a community with low levels of education: findings from Chakaria, a rural area of Bangladesh

Socio-demographic Characteristics No. of respondents Family Neighbour Drug seller/Village doctor MBBS doctor SACMO Others P-value
All 1217 15.1 0.8 37.5 41.6 3.6 1.4  
Sex 0.013
 Male 541 11.3 0.9 38.5 44.6 4.3 0.9  
 Female 676 18.2 0.7 36.7 39.2 3.1 1.8  
Age 0.436
 20–29 102 21.6 0.0 40.2 32.4 2.9 2.9  
 30–39 306 12.8 0.7 41.2 38.2 5.6 1.3  
 40–49 273 14.3 1.1 37.4 42.1 3.7 1.8  
 50–59 245 17.1 0.8 31.8 46.9 2.5 0.4  
 60+ 291 14.4 1.0 37.5 43.3 2.8 1.4  
Education 0.002
 None 635 14.7 1.1 42.5 36.4 4.1 0.9  
 1–5 years 355 13.2 0.6 34.6 46.5 3.1 2.3  
 6+ years 227 19.4 0.4 27.8 48.4 3.1 1.3  
Asset quintile <0.001
 Lowest 246 15.0 0.4 48.4 31.3 2.9 2.0  
 2nd 242 10.3 0.0 43.0 37.2 8.3 1.2  
 Middle 244 11.1 1.6 43.0 41.4 2.5 0.8  
 4th 242 16.5 1.7 30.6 46.7 2.9 0.8  
 Highest 243 22.6 0.4 22.2 51.4 0.8 2.1