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Table 1 Distribution of sample of West Bengal and Bangladesh: NFHS 2015-16IV and BDHS 2011

From: Identifying risk factors in explaining women’s anaemia in limited resource areas: evidence from West Bengal of India and Bangladesh

Variables West Bengal Bangladesh
Frequency (15,756) Percentage Frequency (5,276) Percentage
Anaemia
 Yes 10,033 63.66 2,179 41.30
 No 5,723 36.34 3,097 58.70
Demographic and health factors
Age
  Below 20 2,616 16.60 534 10.12
  20–24 2,652 16.83 939 17.80
  25–29 2,452 15.56 958 18.16
  30&above 8,041 51.02 2,845 53.92
Body mass index
  Thin 3,663 23.24 1,316 24.94
  Normal 9,291 58.95 3,008 57.01
  Overweight or Obese 2,807 17.81 952 18.04
Current contraceptive method
  Not using 6,623 42.02 2,026 38.40
  Female sterilisation 4,097 25.99 255 4.83
  Pill/injection\IUD 2,674 16.97 2,054 38.93
  Othersa 2,502 15.02 941 17.84
Children ever born
  No child 3,797 24.09 441 8.36
  1–2 7,889 50.05 2,397 45.43
  2 +  4,075 25.85 2,438 46.21
Socioeconomic factors
Education
  Illiterate/primary 6,909 43.84 3,009 57.03
  Secondary 7,805 49.52 1,872 35.48
  Higher 1,047 6.64 395 7.49
Religion
  Hindu 11,790 74.80 592 11.22
  Muslim 3,971 25.20 4,684 88.78
Wealth
  Poor 8,660 54.95 1,893 35.88
  Middle 3,463 21.97 1,014 19.22
  Rich 3,638 23.08 2,369 44.90
Source of drinking water
  Distributed water 10,702 29.48 581 11.01
  Groundwater 4,645 67.91 4,225 80.08
  Others 409 2.60 470 8.91
Practicing open defecation
  Yes 7,9914,623 70.67 177 3.35
  No 11,138 29.33 5,099 96.65
Has own land for agriculture
  Yes 5,400 34.26 2,504 47.46
  No 10,361 65.74 2,772 52.54
Place of residence  
  Urban 4,297 27.26 1,847 35.01
  Rural 11,464 72.74 3,429 64.99
Food related factors
Food security
  Secure NA NA 3,396 64.71
  Insecure NA NA 1,852 35.29
Consume pulses
  Daily 6,804 43.17 NA NA
  Never/weekly/occasionally 8,957 56.83 NA NA
Consume fruits
  Daily 1,429 9.07 NA NA
  Never/occasionally 8,773 55.66 NA NA
  Weekly 5,559 35.27 NA NA
Consume chicken or meat
 Daily/ weekly 8,122 51.53 NA NA
  Never 519 3.29 NA NA
  Occasionally 7,120 45.17 NA NA
Region
  A 2,339 14.84 584 11.07
  B 2,469 15.67 818 15.50
  C 3,905 24.78 924 17.51
  D 3,522 22.35 820 15.54
  E 3,526 22.37 790 14.97
  F    741 14.04
  G    599 11.35
  1. Administrative regions of west Bengal in the table A; Jalpaiguri, B;Burdwan, C;Presidency, D;Maldah, E;Medinipur and in Bangladesh A;Sylhet B;Barisal, C;Chittagong, D;Dhaka, E;Khulna, F;Rajshahi, and G;Rangpur, N.A.; Data not available
  2. aOther category of Contraceptive use; condom, male sterilization, rhythm/periodic abstinence, withdrawal, lactational amenorrhea, female condom and foam or jelly