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Table 1 Characteristics of the survey participants (n = 450)

From: Households' perception of climate change and human health risks: A community perspective

Household Characteristics of Respondents Total 450 %
Sex (per cent)   
Male 238 52.9
Female 212 47.1
Sex ratio (male: female) 1: 0.89  
Age, mean (SD)yr   
Overall 39.9  
Male 42  
Female 35  
Education   
No Formal Education 121 26.9
Primary Education 112 24.9
Junior Secondary 94 20.9
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) 49 10.9
Higher Secondary (HSC) 36 8.0
Bachelor Level 25 5.6
Masters level 13 2.9
Total 450 100.0
Occupation   
Agricultural activities 140 31.1
Homemaker/Housewife 187 41.6
Services (Govt. NGO,) 48 10.7
Business (small and medium) 54 12.0
Others (village doctor, rickshaw puller, unemployed, fisherman) 21 4.7
Total 450 100.0
Household Information   
Family income (monthly mean of lower 50% in BDT*) 4438.00  
Family income (median in BDT*) 7000.00  
Range of family income (BDT*) 1,000.00-35.000.00  
Mean family size (persons) 4.15  
Range of family size (persons) 2-7  
  1. * US$1 = BDT 74.00 in 2011