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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristic of adults and elderly in Narail district in Bangladesh

From: An assessment of awareness of mental health conditions and its association with socio-demographic characteristics: a cross-sectional study in a rural district in Bangladesh

Characteristic Total (2425) Adults, n = 1278 (52.7%) Older adults, n = 1147 (47.3%)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (in years) 52 (17.0) 38 (9.0) 67 (7.4)
Gender Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Female 1249 (51.5) 675 (52.8) 574 (50.0)
Male 1176 (48.5) 603 (47.2) 573 (50.0)
Level of education (in years)
 No education 671 (27.7) 171 (13.4) 500 (43.6)
 Primary (1–5) 946 (39.0) 510 (39.9) 436 (38.0)
 Secondary (6–9) 327 (13.4) 238 (18.6) 89 (7.8)
 SSC or HSC Pass (10–12) 385 (15.9) 295 (23.1) 90 (7.8)
 Degree or equivalent (13–16) 96 (4.0) 64 (5.0) 32 (2.8)
Socio-economic condition:
 Insufficient funds most of the time 367 (15.1) 172 (13.5) 195 (17.0)
 Insufficient funds some of the time 781 (32.2) 400 (31.3) 381 (33.2)
 Balance 1037 (42.8) 582 (45.5) 455 (39.7)
 Sufficient funds most of the time 240 (9.9) 124 (9.7) 116 (10.1)
Occupation
 Student 45 (1.9) 40 (3.1) 5 (0.4)
 Housewives 970 (40.0) 629 (49.2) 341 (29.7)
 Land owner 217 (8.9) 130 (10.2) 87 (7.6)
 Labourers 297 (12.2) 206 (16.1) 91 (7.9)
 Business 222 (9.2) 165 (12.9) 57 (5.0)
 Government or non-government employee 137 (5.6) 97 (7.6) 40 (3.5)
 Retired 537 (22.1) 11 (0.9) 526 (46)
 Marital status
 Married 1937 (79.9) 1163 (91.0) 774 (67.5)
 Widow 405 (16.7) 38 (3.0) 367 (32.0)
 Unmarried/never married 78 (3.2) 73 (5.7) 5 (0.4)
 Divorced/separated 5 (0.2) 4 (0.3) 1 (0.1)