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Table 1 Percentage of deaths attributed to selected diseases by location, gender and socioeconomic status (SES) (2003-2007)

From: Seasonal variations of all-cause and cause-specific mortality by age, gender, and socioeconomic condition in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh

Cause of death Rural Urban p-value* Male Female p-value* Low SES High SES p-value*
Respiratory disease 19.4 16.1 <0.001 19.4 17.0 <0.001 14.1 14.2 0.95
Cardiovascular disease 11.5 20.8 <0.001 16.7 11.0 <0.001 14.7 17.6 <0.001
Diarrhoeal Disease 3.9 2.7 <0.001 3.2 4.1 <0.001 3.5 2.9 0.02
Infectious disease 13.9 9.4 <0.001 12.2 13.7 <0.001 10.1 10.5 0.36
Cancer 6.2 7.5 <0.001 6.7 6.3 0.16 7.1 7.7 0.13
Malnutrition 2.0 1.8 0.24 1.7 2.4 <0.001 1.1 0.7 0.10
Vector-borne disease 1.5 0.7 <0.001 1.4 1.3 0.39 1.3 1.4 0.05
Other diseases 41.6 41.0 0.01 38.7 44.2 <0.001 48.1 45.0 <0.001
Total 100 100   100 100   100 100  
  1. *: p-values were determined by Chi-square tests with a significance level of 0.05.