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Table 2 Summary of respondent characteristics

From: Socio-economic determinants of household food security and women’s dietary diversity in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Bogra Faridpur Moulavibazar Total % (n)
Total n = 818 n = 1,163 n = 828 100 n = 2,809
Age (years) n = 818 n = 1,163 n = 827 n = 2,808
Mean 30.6 (SD = 8.1) 30.2 (SD = 7.7) 32.8 (SD = 8.2) 30.8 (SD = 8.0)
≤19 7.5 (61) 4.0 (47) 3.0 (25) 5.3 (133)
20–24 18.0 (147) 21.7 (252) 14.1 (117) 18.5 (516)
25–29 24.1 (197) 26.6 (309) 21.6 (179) 24.5 (685)
30–34 18.3 (150) 19.2 (223) 22.1 (183) 19.5 (556)
≥35 32.2 (263) 28.6 (332) 39.1 (324) 32.4 (918)
Religion n = 818 n = 1,163 n = 828 n = 2,809
Islam 93.9 (768) 93.1 (1083) 78.4 (649) 90.3 (2500)
Hindu 6.1 (50) 6.9 (80) 21.6 (179) 9.7 (309)
Pregnancy status n = 818 n = 1,163 n = 828 n = 2,809
Pregnant 5.1 (42) 5.7 (66) 5.0 (41) 5.3 (149)
Not pregnant 94.9 (776) 94.3 (1097) 95.1 (787) 94.7 (2660)
PCA wealth score a n = 814 n = 1,160 n = 824 n = 2,798
Lowest tertile 26.3 (214) 34.2 (397) 39.0 (321) 31.9 (932)
Middle tertile 39.7 (323) 28.5 (331) 26.2 (216) 32.8 (870)
Top tertile 34.0 (277) 37.2 (432) 34.8 (287) 35.4 (996)
Mean number of assets owned 7.0 (2.6) 7.0 (3.0) 6.7 (SD = 3.0) 6.9 (SD = 2.8)
Educational status n = 818 n = 1,163 n = 828 n = 2,809
None or less than 1 year 51.3 (420) 56.8 (660) 55.2 (457) 54.1 (1,537)
Primary (any level) 23.5 (192) 18.5 (215) 21.3 (176) 21.2 (583)
Secondary and higher 25.2 (206) 24.8 (288) 23.6 (195) 24.7 (689)
Literacy n = 818 n = 1,163 n = 828 n = 2,809
Cannot read 37.5 (307) 33.6 (391) 36.2 (300) 35.5 (998)
Can read (easily or with difficulty) 62.5 (511) 66.4 (772) 63.8 (528) 64.5 (1,811)
  1. a0.04 % missing data for PCA wealth score