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Table 2. Sociodemographic characteristics of study sample (young women) Delhi Centre.
Sociodemographic
characteristic
Type of area
Experimental Control
Rural Urban Slum Rural Urban Slum
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Age in years                
16 - 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.9 0 0.0
20 - 24 4 11.4 10 27.8 11 31.4 0 0.0
25 - 29 15 42.9 13 36.1 9 25.7 1 50.0
30 - 34 10 28.6 8 22.2 8 22.9 1 50.0
35 - 39 4 11.4 4 11.1 3 8.6 0 0.0
40 +      2 5.7 1 2.8 3 8.6 0 0.0
 
Educational                
Illiterate 25 73.5 9 26.5 27 77.1 0 0.0
Upto 5 Yr 6 17.6 9 26.5 5 14.3 0 0.0
Upto 8 Yr 3 8.8 10 29.4 1 2.9 1 50.0
Upto 12 Yr 0 0.0 3 8.8 2 5.7 0 0.0
College/Univ. 0 0.0 3 8.8 0 0.0 1 50.0
 
Occupation                
Sales 0 0.0 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Agricultural 2 5.7 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Production related 4 11.4 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Construction 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Police/Guards 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
House Keepers 3 8.6 0 0.0 10 29.4 0 0.0
Mass-media 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
House wife 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Student 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Unemployed 25 71.4 33 94.3 23 67.6 1 50.0
Others 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.9 1 50.0
 
Family size                
2 or less 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
3 - 5 13 37.1 14 38.9 17 48.6 2 100.0
6 - 8 21 60.0 18 50.0 10 28.6 0 0.0
9 +   1 2.9 4 11.1 8 22.9 0 0.0
 
No. of children                
One 8 22.9 17 50.0 16 45.7 2 100.0
Two 16 45.7 13 38.2 16 45.7 0 0.0
Three 8 22.9 4 11.8 3 8.6 0 0.0
Not known 3 8.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
 

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