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Table 5 Sources of information on diabetes by socio- demographic characteristicsa

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 Relatives Neighbour Drug seller/Village Doctor MBBS doctor Others P-value
All 1185 9.8 27.9 85.7 18.5 20.4 5.6  
Sex         <0.001
 Male 536 7.5 21.8 86.4 23.0 20.9 8.4  
 Female 649 11.7 32.8 85.2 14.8 20.0 3.2  
Age (years)         0.143
 20–29 102 10.8 34.3 85.3 19.6 15.7 3.9  
 30–39 301 7.0 29.2 87.7 19.9 17.3 7.3  
 40–49 268 8.2 28.0 86.6 18.7 18.3 3.4  
 50–59 242 7.4 26.3 87.2 21.5 26.4 6.6  
 60+ 272 16.2 25.4 81.6 13.6 22.4 5.5  
Education         <0.001
 None 605 8.6 24.6 87.9 17.8 14.7 4.0  
 1–5 years 353 9.6 27.8 87.0 17.3 23.8 3.7  
 6+ years 227 13.2 36.6 78.0 22.0 30.4 12.9  
Wealth index         <0.001
 Lowest 232 3.5 22.4 91.4 23.3 12.5 4.3  
 Second 233 4.7 22.7 94.0 10.2 11.6 5.6  
 Middle 239 6.3 27.2 85.4 15.5 20.1 5.4  
 Fourth 239 13.0 31.8 81.6 20.1 23.0 5.4  
 Highest 242 21.1 34.7 76.9 13.6 34.3 7.0  
  1. aMultiple responses were recorded