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Table 2 Socio-Economic Profile of the Study Participants

From: Patterns of illness disclosure among Indian slum dwellers: a qualitative study

Kolkata Bangalore
Motijheel (n = 69) SahidSmriti (n = 66) Nakkle-Bande (n = 48) UllaluUpanagar (n = 62)
  Men (n = 33) Women (n = 36) Men (n = 34) Women (n = 32) Men (n = 29) Women (n = 19) Men (n = 33) Women (n = 29)
Age
 Undertwenties 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 4
 Twenties 6 14 6 13 8 6 8 10
 Thirties 10 9 12 7 12 5 12 8
 Forties 7 6 10 6 4 4 6 4
 Fifties 4 3 2 2 2 1 2 1
 Sixties 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 2
Place of origin
 Rural 1 10 24 27 9 9 9 8
 Within city 15 17 5 2 5 3 4 10
 Displaced 6 0 0 0 4 0 16 9
 Outside state 8 9 0 0 11 7 4 2
 Outside country 3 0 5 3 0 0 0 0
Linguistic groups
 Hindi/Urdu 15 17 4 7 8 10 12 12
 Bengali 18 19 30 25 0 0 0 0
 Kannada 0 0 0 0 12 3 10 8
 Tamil 0 0 0 0 5 3 6 7
 Telugu 0 0 0 0 4 3 5 2
Family types
 Nuclear 18 10 6 8 23 17 20 24
 Joint 15 26 28 24 6 2 13 5
Occupation
 Fully employed 19 16 16 1 15 7 19 6
 Contractual 9 7 11 0 12 9 12 17
 Unemployed 5 13 7 31 2 3 2 6
Monthly income (INR)
 0–2000 6 4 14 11 0 0 1 0
 2001–4000 17 19 12 15 11 8 12 12
 4001–6000 7 10 6 5 12 8 13 14
 6000 and over 3 3 2 1 6 3 7 3
  1. Source: Author’s own calculations