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Table 1 Social demographic profile of study participants, n = 236

From: Household exposure to violence and human rights violations in western Bangladesh (II): history of torture and other traumatic experience of violence and functional assessment of victims

Social demographic data Variables No. of victims (%)
Upazila (sub-district) of Meherpur district Gangni upazila 64 (27.2)
  Mujibnagar upazila 89 (37.9)
  Meherpur Sadar upazila 82 (34.7)
  Missing 1 (0.4)
Education level None 114 (48.3)
  Primary 63 (26.7)
  Secondary 37 (15.7)
  College or university 10 (4.2)
  Post-graduate 4 (1.7)
  Koran school 1 (0.4)
  Others 6 (2.5)
  Missing 1 (0.4)
Religion Muslim 229 (97.0)
  Hindu 6 (2.5)
  Missing 1 (0.4)
Participation in a religious or spiritual activity within 7 days preceding the survey No 89 (37.9)
  Yes 146 (62.1)
  Missing 1 (0.4)
Occupation Not working 6 (2.5)
  Household work 48 (20.3)
  Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry or hunting 110 (46.6)
  Business 30 (12.7)
  Service, journalist or teacher 3 (1.3)
  Other 38 (16.1)
  Missing 1 (0.4)
Involved in political party None 138 (58.5)
  Awami League 59 (25.0)
  Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) 29 (12.3)
  Jamaat-e-Islami Party 10 (4.2)
Level of political affiliation Supporter 174 (73.7)
  Member 34 (14.4)
  Activist 5 (2.1)
  Leader 2 (0.8)
  Missing 21 (8.9)
Often hold a meeting at home or attend a meeting in the community No 212 (89.8)
  Yes 24 (10.2)
Have personal, financial or political conflict with other people No 68 (28.8)
  Yes 168 (71.2)
Have ever participated in a demonstration, a strike or a human rights rally No 131 (55.5)
  Yes 105 (44.5)
Have relative or friend working with law enforcement agency No 136 (57.6)
  Yes 100 (42.4)
Have relative or friend involved in illegal activity No 196 (83.0)
  Yes 40 (17.0)
Have good friends in whom you confide and who help you No 136 (57.6)
  Yes 100 (42.4)