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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic profile of the study population by background characteristics, India, 2015–16

From: Socio-economic inequality in anaemia among men in India: a study based on cross-sectional data

Variables Percentage Sample
Men’s age (in years)
 15–19 16.7 18,382
 20–29 29.1 31,542
 30–39 25.4 27,629
 40–49 21.0 22,387
 50–54 7.8 8321
Marital status
 Never married 36.0 39,692
 Currently married 64.0 68,569
Educational level
 No Education 13.1 14,545
 Primary 12.7 13,930
 Secondary 57.2 63,027
 Higher 17.1 16,759
Mass media
 No exposure 8.0 10,050
 Exposure 92.0 98,211
Body Mass Index
 Underweight (< 18.5 kg/m2) 19.7 20,760
 Normal (18.5–24.99 kg/m2) 60.7 68,238
 Overweight (≥25 kg/m2) 19.5 19,093
Tobacco use (smoke/smokeless)
 No 54.2 55,024
 Yes 45.8 53,237
Caste
 Scheduled caste 19.9 19,257
 Scheduled tribe 8.9 19,354
 Other backward class 43.8 42,101
 Others 27.4 27,549
Religion
 Hindu 81.9 80,885
 Muslim 12.8 14,733
 Others 5.3 12,643
Wealth index
 Poorest 14.9 17,927
 Poorer 19.0 22,579
 Middle 21.2 23,562
 Richer 22.1 22,467
 Richest 22.8 21,726
Place of residence
 Urban 37.3 33,779
 Rural 62.7 74,482
Region
 North 14.1 23,777
 Central 22.0 27,306
 East 18.9 16,683
 Northeast 3.3 13,924
 West 18.1 11,725
 South 23.7 14,846
Total 100.0 108,261
  1. €North: Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand; Central: Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh; East: Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal; Northeast: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura; West: Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra; South: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana