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Table 1 Basic demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the participants

From: Disparities in the use of mobile phone for seeking childbirth services among women in the urban areas: Bangladesh Urban Health Survey

Variables Total City Corporation: Slum (n = 4066, 45.1%) City Corporation: non-Slum (n = 2076, 23%) Rest-Urban (n = 2872, 31.9%)
Age (25.92+/−5.6)    
 14–19 924 (10.3) 11.4 7.8 10.5
 20–24 3124(34.7) 36.7 31.8 33.8
 25–29 2736 (30.4) 28.8 33.0 30.7
 30–34 1482 (16.4) 14.9 19.1 16.7
 34+ 748 (8.3) 8.2 8.3 8.4
Religion
 Islam 8465 (93.9) 94.2 94.7 92.9
 Hinduism 514 (5.7) 5.6 4.8 6.5
 Buddhism 35 (0.4) 0.2 0.4 0.6
Ever attended school
 Yes 7583 (84.1) 76.1 92.5 89.5
 No 1431 (15.9) 23.9 7.5 10.5
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 2788 (30.9) 43.6 8.8 29.1
 Poorer 2187 (24.3) 30.9 15.2 21.4
 Middle 1752 (19.4) 18.4 19.8 20.6
 Richer 1301 (14.4) 5.6 24.7 19.5
 Richest 986 (10.9) 1.5 31.5 9.4
Currently working
 Yes 1562 (17.3) 24.9 12.6 10.0
 No 7452 (82.7) 75.1 87.4 90.0
Parity
 1 3694 (41.0) 39.6 42.7 41.7
 2 2923 (32.4) 29.8 35.6 33.8
 3 1445 (16.0) 17.1 14.8 15.4
  > 3 952 (10.6) 13.5 6.8 9.1
Mother’s club
 Yes 270 (3.0) 3.2 1.8 3.6
 No 8744 (97.0) 96.8 98.2 96.4
Microcredit
 No 7761 (86.1) 87.0 92.2 80.4
 Yes 1253 (13.9) 13.0 7.8 19.6
Watches TV
 Yes 7847 (87.1) 84.2 93.9 86.2
 No 1167 (12.9) 15.8 6.1 13.8
Listens to radio
 Yes 333 (3.7) 3.2 5.7 2.9
 No 8681 (96.3) 96.8 94.3 97.1
Used mobile phone
 Yes 1001 (11.1) 7.4 16.2 12.7
 No 8013 (88.9) 92.6 83.8 87.3