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Table 1. Sociodemographic characteristics of study sample (young women) Bangalore Centre.
Sociodemographic
characteristic
Type of area
Experimental Control
Rural Urban Slum Rural Urban Slum
No. % No. % No. % No. %

Age in years

               
16 - 19 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.9
20 - 24 11 31.4 13 37.1 14 40.0 9 25.7
25 - 29 14 40.0 13 37.1 13 37.1 13 37.1
30 - 34 4 11.4 7 20.0 6 17.1 9 25.7
35 - 39 4 11.4 2 5.7 1 2.9 2 5.7
40 +      1 2.9 0 0.0 1 2.9 1 2.9
Level

Educational

               

Illiterate

18 51.4 21 61.8 21 60.0 17 48.4

Upto 5

5 14.3 8 23.5 7 20.0 6 17.1

Upto 8

4 11.4 5 14.7 4 11.4 2 5.7

Upto 12

4 11.4 0 0.0 3 8.6 9 25.7

College/Univ.

4 11.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.9
 

Occupation

               

Production related

4 11.8 10 29.4 3 8.6 4 11.4
Constructed 0 0.0 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Police/Guards 0 0.0 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
House Keepers 0 0.0 4 11.8 0 0.0 2 5.7
Mass-media 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
House wife 28 82.4 18 52.9 32 91.4 28 80.0
Others 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.9
 
Family size                
2 or less 0 0.0 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
3 - 5 27 77.1 19 54.3 26 74.3 21 60.0
6 - 8 8 22.9 14 40.0 9 25.7 13 37.1
9 +   0 0.0 1 2.9 0 0.0 1 2.9
 

No. of children

               
One 24 72.7 20 60.6 33 94.3 22 62.9
Two 6 18.2 11 33.3 2 5.7 12 34.3
Three 3 9.1 2 6.1 0 0.0 1 2.9
Not known 2   2          
 

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