Table 2

Sociodemographic, medical and behavioural characteristics of the parents, n=846

VariablesUrban (n=423)Rural (n=423)Both (n=846)
%95% CI%95% CI%95% CI
Mother’s education*
 Illiterate3.11.4 to 4.820.116.3 to 23.911.69.4 to 13.8
 Primary24.820.7 to 28.957.452.7 to 62.141.137.8 to 44.4
 Secondary3025.6 to 34.417.313.7 to 20.923.620.7 to 26.5
 Higher secondary18.715.0 to 22.43.82.0 to 5.611.29.1 to 13.3
 Graduation12.59.3 to 15.71.20.2 to 2.26.95.2 to 8.6
 Postgraduation10.97.9 to 13.90.2−0.85.64.1 to 7.1
Father’s education*
 Illiterate2.40.9 to 3.916.312.8 to 19.89.37.3 to 11.3
 Primary139.8 to 16.242.337.6 to 47.027.724.7 to 30.7
 Secondary19.415.6 to 23.222.518.5 to 26.520.918.3 to 23.6
 Higher secondary23.419.4 to 27.410.27.3 to 13.116.814.3 to 19.3
 Graduation2117.1 to 24.96.94.5 to 9.313.911.6 to 16.2
 Postgraduation20.816.9 to 24.71.90.6 to 3.211.39.2 to 13.4
Occupation
 Job holder54.449.7 to 59.117.513.9 to 21.135.932.7 to 39.1
 Business40.235.5 to 44.931.927.5 to 36.336.132.9 to 39.3
 Agriculture0.2−0.844.940.2 to 49.622.619.8 to 25.4
 House wife2.621.8 to 30.21.20.2 to 2.21.91.0 to 2.8
 Others2.621.8 to 30.24.52.5 to 6.53.52.3 to 4.7
Medical characteristics
 Hypertension15.612.1 to 19.114.711.3 to 18.115.112.7 to 17.5
 Heart disease5.23.1 to 7.33.31.6 to 5.04.32.9 to 5.7
 Diabetes31.727.3 to 36.111.68.5 to 14.721.618.8 to 24.4
 Cancer1.20.2 to 2.20.7−1.60.90.3 to 1.5
 Chronic respiratory diseases8.35.7 to 10.97.14.7 to 9.57.75.9 to 9.5
 Other chronic diseases11.88.7 to 14.916.312.8 to 19.814.111.8 to 16.4
Behavioural risk factors
 Current smoking35.530.9 to 40.148.944.1 to 53.742.238.9 to 45.5
 Current smokeless tobacco use21.317.4 to 25.227.223.0 to 31.424.221.3 to 27.1
 Alcohol intake0.9−4.80.5−1.40.70.1 to 1.3
  • *According to education structure of Bangladesh, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.