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Table 1 Social demographic profile of sampled households, n = 1101

From: Household exposure to violence and human rights violations in western Bangladesh (I): prevalence, risk factors and consequences

Social demographic Variables No. of households (%) Remarks
Upazila (sub-district) of Meherpur district Gangni upazila 449 (40.8) 341.98 Square km
  Mujibnagar upazila 200 (18.2) 112.68 Square km
  Meherpur Sadar upazila 452 (41.1) 261.42 Square km
  Total 1101 (100) 716.08 Square km
Education level of head of household None 467 (42.4) Bangladesh census: 42.1 [18]
  Primary 329 (29.9) Bangladesh census: 31.7 [18]
  Secondary 209 (19.0) Bangladesh census: 22.4 [18]
  College or university 51 (4.6) Bangladesh census: 3.4 [18]
  Post-graduate 9 (0.8) Bangladesh census: 0.4 [18]
  Other 31 (2.8)  
  Missing 5 (0.5)  
Religion of head of household Muslim 1058 (96.1) Meherpur in 2001: 97.6%
  Hindu 25 (2.3) Meherpur in 2001: 1.1%
  Missing 18 (1.6)  
Occupation of head of household Not working 24 (2.2) Meherpur in 2001: 27.5%
  Household work 50 (4.5) Meherpur in 2001: 33.2%
  Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry or hunting 603 (54.8) Meherpur in 2001: 27.4%
  Business 206 (18.7) Meherpur in 2001: 4.7%
  Service, journalist or teacher 42 (3.8) Meherpur in 2001: 0.3%
  Other 157 (14.3) Meherpur in 2001: 6.6%
  Missing 19 (1.7)  
Monthly income of household (Exchange rate: Bangladesh taka: USD = 68:1) < 2000 taka 249 (22.6) Poverty line: 1 USD per day
  2000 ≤ × <4000 taka 527 (47.9) Poverty line: 2 USD per day
  4000 ≤ × < 8000 taka 241(21.9) 2-4 USD per day
  ≥ 8000 taka 74 (6.7) ≥ 4USD per day
  Missing 10 (0.7)  
Family member is involved in political party None 808 (73.4)  
  Awami League 128 (11.6)  
  Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) 127 (11.5)  
  Jamaat-e-Islami Party 31 (2.8)  
  Other 3 (0.3)  
  Missing 4 (0.4)  
Family has personal, financial or political conflict with other families No conflict 295 (26.8)  
  Yes 803 (72.9)  
  Missing 3 (0.3)  
Family member has ever participated in a demonstration, a strike or a human rights rally No 606 (55.0)  
  Yes 492 (44.7)  
  Missing 3 (0.3)  
Family has relative or friend working with a law enforcement agency No 536 (48.7)  
  Yes 562 (51.0)  
  Missing 3 (0.3)