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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of n = 1118 ready-made garment workers

From: Social stressors and social resources at work and their association with self-reported health complaints among ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total
n (%)
Women only
n (%)
Men only
n (%)
Younger groupa
n (%)
Older groupa
n (%)
Sex
 Female 797 (71.3) 797 (100) - 433 (71.0) 364 (71.7)
 Male 321 (28.7) - 321 (100) 177 (29.0) 144 (28.3)
Age, mean (SD) 26.2 (7.2) 26.3 (7.4) 26.1 (6.9) 21.0 (2.6) 32.5 (6.0)
Highest level of education
 No formal education 190 (17.0) 155 (19.4) 35 (10.9) 58 (9.5) 132 (26.0)
 Grade 1–5 527 (47.1) 384 (48.2) 143 (44.5) 292 (47.9) 235 (46.3)
 Grade 6–10 330 (29.5) 219 (27.5) 111 (34.6) 213 (34.9) 117 (23.0)
 Lower secondary exam (matric/SSC) 47 (4.2) 28 (3.5) 19 (5.9) 33 (5.4) 14 (2.8)
 Higher secondary exam (Intermediate/HSC) 20 (1.8) 8 (1.0) 12 (3.7) 14 (2.3) 6 (1.2)
 Bachelor’s degree 3 (0.3) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.6)
 Postgraduate degree 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)
Marital status
 Married 738 (66.0) 524 (65.7) 214 (66.7) 313 (51.3) 425 (83.7)
 Separated or divorced 64 (5.7) 60 (7.5) 4 (1.2) 27 (4.4) 37 (7.3)
 Never married 281 (25.1) 178 (22.3) 103 (32.1) 267 (43.8) 14 (2.8)
 Husband/wife died 35 (3.1) 35 (4.4) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.5) 32 (6.3)
Currently smoking tobacco products
 Yes 279 (25.0) 146 (18.3) 133 (41.4) 94 (15.4) 185 (36.4)
 No 839 (75.0) 651 (81.7) 188 (58.6) 516 (84.6) 323 (63.6)
  1. aAccording to age median split at < 26/ ≥ 26 years