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Table 6 Sources of information on hypertension 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 1161 12.2 15.0 78.0 38.2 23.2 3.6  
Sex         0.002
 Male 526 12.2 11.4 77.9 44.3 23.0 4.4  
 Female 635 12.3 18.0 78.1 33.1 23.3 2.7  
Age (years)         0.249
 20–29 100 13.0 19.0 79.0 34.0 20.0 3.0  
 30–39 292 9.3 16.8 82.9 40.1 17.5 1.7  
 40–49 262 11.5 14.5 76.3 40.5 25.2 3.1  
 50–59 239 13.0 15.1 73.2 42.3 27.2 6.7  
 60+ 268 15.3 11.9 78.4 31.7 25.0 3.7  
Education         <0.001
 None 590 11.2 14.2 78.8 39.2 16.1 2.9  
 1–5 years 348 12.9 13.5 79.3 37.4 26.7 2.9  
 6+ years 223 13.9 19.3 74.0 36.8 36.3 6.7  
Wealth index         <0.001
 Lowest 230 9.1 13.9 80.9 47.4 10.0 0.9  
 Second 229 10.0 12.7 83.4 39.7 16.2 3.9  
 Middle 235 10.6 11.9 75.7 38.3 23.4 3.8  
 Fourth 233 11.6 19.7 77.3 36.1 26.2 3.0  
 Highest 234 19.7 16.7 73.1 29.5 39.7 6.4  
  1. aMultiple responses were recorded