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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of 12 to 24 years age group by residence

From: Urban–rural and socioeconomic variations in lifetime prevalence of symptoms of sexually transmitted infections among Bangladeshi adolescents

Characteristics Residence All
Urban Rural
Age in years (%)    
12-14 24.1 28.3 27.3
15-19 37.5 39.3 38.8
20-24 38.4 32.4 33.9
Mean age (years) 17.9 17.4 17.5
Sex ratio (M/F) 0.78 0.74 0.75
Married (%) 30.2 35.1 33.9
No schooling (%) 10.3 11.7 11.4
Mean years of education 6.4 5.4 5.7
Occupation (%)    
Student 38.3 35.4 36.1
Household work 30.5 37.8 36.0
Income-generating worka 27.1 22.6 23.7
Othersb 4.1 4.2 4.2
Wealth index (%)    
Poorest 5.6 17.8 14.8
2 9.1 20.7 17.8
3 13.9 23.9 21.4
4 21.4 22.7 22.4
Rich 50.0 15.0 24.0
Total (n) 2970 9016 11,986
  1. Note: aAll kinds of wage/self employed workers including business. bBeggar, disabled, and unemployed etc.