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Table 4 District-wise distribution of the socio-demographic characteristics of women (n = 37,324) obtained through the management information system

From: Evaluation of a community-based intervention for health and economic empowerment of marginalized women in India

Socio-demographic variables Banda (n = 18,871)
N (%)
Kaushambi (n = 18,453)
N (%)
Mean (SD) age of women (years) at the time of enrollmenta 28 (8.4) 28 (9.2)
Mean (SD) age of women at marriage (years)b 17.3 (1.4) 14 (7.3)
Mean (SD) years of schooling (years)c 4 (3.0) 10 (1.5)
Religion
 Hindu 17,845 (94.6) 17,010 (92.2)
 Muslim 1018 (5.4) 1432 (7.8)
 Christian 8 (< 0.1) 2 (< 0.1)
 Missing cases 0 9 (< 0.1)
Social class
 Scheduled castes 7084 (37.5) 16,463 (89.5)
 Scheduled tribes 1139 (6.0) 94 (0.5)
 Other marginalized castes 10,195 (54.0) 1446 (7.9)
 Non-marginalized class 408 (2.2) 133 (0.7)
 Missing cases 45 (< 0.1) 317 (1.7)
Possession of below poverty line card
 Yes 12,341 (65.4) 7766 (42.3)
 No 6530 (34.6) 10,608 (57.7)
 Missing cases 0 79 (< 0.1)
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard Deviation
  2. aThe denominator for Banda was 14,984 and Kaushambi was 16,655
  3. bThe denominator for Banda was 18,869 and Kaushambi was 18,447. The data were skewed. The median years of schooling for Banda were 0
  4. cThe denominator for Banda was 18,861 and Kaushambi was 18,453