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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of households and household heads, Bangladesh, 2011

From: Inequalities in financial risk protection in Bangladesh: an assessment of universal health coverage

Household characteristics Frequency Percentage 95% CI
Gender of household head
 Male 1447 90.5 88.6–92.1
 Female 146 9.5 7.9–11.4
Educational status of household head
 No education 258 17.1 13.9–20.8
 Primary 310 20.8 17.4–24.7
 Secondary 420 27.2 24.5–30.2
 Higher 605 34.9 29.2–41.1
Household member over 65 years
 Yes 136 8.5 7.0–10.2
 No 1457 91.6 89.8–93.1
Presence of illness in the last 30 days
 Yes 1501 93.7 91.4–95.3
 No 92 6.3 4.8–8.3
Member with chronic disease
 Yes 1148 71.5 67.4–75.2
 No 445 28.5 24.8–32.6
Utilization of health services
 Inpatient 65 4.3 3.21–5.6
 Outpatient public 253 16.1 13.6–18.9
 Outpatient private 385 22.8 19.7–26.2
 Outpatient public and private 105 6.3 4.7–8.4
 Self-medication/traditional healer 785 50.6 45.8–55.3
  1. CI confidence interval