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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics for index and neighbor homes (N = 44)

From: Air pollution dispersion from biomass stoves to neighboring homes in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  Index Homes (n = 10) Neighbor Homes (n = 34)
  N (%) N (%)
Female respondent 10 (100) 32 (94)
Any smoking in the home 3 (30) 11 (32)
Less than 1 year education 7 (70) 23 (68)
Location of primary stove
 Inside main living space 2 (20) 26 (76)
 Attached room 4 (40) 6 (18)
 Unattached room 0 (0) 2 (6)
 Outside 4 (40) 0 (0)
Type of primary stove
 Biomass 10 (100) 0 (0)
 Kerosene 0 (0) 2 (6)
 Electricity 0 (0) 31 (94)
Respondent uses secondary stove 3 (30) 27 (79)
Type of secondary stove
 Biomass 0 (0) 24 (80)
 Kerosene 2 (67) 2 (7)
 Electricity 1 (33) 1 (3)
 Respondent uses secondary stove more than once per week 1 (33) 13 (48)
Home has only one room 8 (80) 29 (85)
Building material of home
 Thatch 2 (20) 3 (9)
 Brick/Concrete 0 (0) 21 (62)
 Multiple materials 8 (80) 10 (29)
At least one window in home 3 (30) 20 (59)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Number of people in home 6 (2.2) 5.5 (2.4)
Age of respondent (years) 38.8 (10.7) 35.5 (10.1)
Area of home in m2, mean (SD) 9.8 (3.7) 10.0 (2.8)
Monthly household income (USD) 135.2 (48.3) 160.1 (155.6)