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Table 2 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of households

From: Water Quality Index for measuring drinking water quality in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (HHa members) Percentage (%)
Sex
 Male 757 50.8
 Female 734 49.2
Age(years)
 ≤4 106 7.2
 5–20 516 34.9
 21–40 455 30.8
 41–60 300 20.3
 ≥61 102 6.9
Educational level
 No schooling 62 7.6
 Primary 166 20.3
 Secondary 177 21.6
 Higher secondary and above 414 50.5
Division
 Dhaka 115 7.7
 Chittagong 414 27.8
 Rajshahi 160 10.7
 Khulna 121 8.1
 Barisal 411 27.6
 Sylhet 270 18.1
Occupation
 Agriculture 123 9.0
 Laborer (skilled/unskilled) 123 9.0
 Housewife/homestead task 408 29.9
 Service/professional 87 6.4
 Business 88 6.5
 Student 427 31.3
 Unemployed/disabled 70 5.1
 Others 38 2.8
Household economic status
 Ultra-poor 452 30.3
 Poor 557 37.4
 Non-poor 482 32.3
Marital status
 Unmarried 692 46.4
 Married 728 48.8
 Widow/separated/divorced 71 4.8
Access to media at home
 No access to media 730 49.0
 Access to media 761 51.0
 NGO membership   
 No membership 816 54.7
 Member of any NGO 675 45.3
Wealth index
 Lowest 342 23.1
 Second 301 20.3
 Middle 265 17.9
 Fourth 262 17.7
 Highest 313 21.1
Total 1491 100
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