Table 1

Definition and summary statistics of the variables

VariablesDefinition of variables measurementsFrequency (n=34 345)Percentage
Choice of healthcare provider0=Alternative20 64960
1=Modern13 69640
Sex0=Female18 61454
1=Male15 73146
Age1≤1814 28042
2=18–35782223
3=35–60915327
4=60+309009
Marital status0=Others17 01750
1=Married17 32850
Education0=Others33 83999
1=Graduate or postgraduate50601
Family breadwinner0=No25 71775
1=Yes862825
Low cost0=No26 38777
1=Yes795823
Quality of the provider0=Others26 37377
1=Yes797223
Chronic illness0=No24 04670
1=Yes10 29930
Divisions (survey areas)Barisal327610
Chittagong596717
Dhaka597717
Khulna570817
Mymensingh180705
Rajshahi535316
Rangpur402212
Sylhet223507
Region of residence1=Rural24 36871
2=Urban997729
Travel time1=Less than 1 hourMedian=0.3 hourSD=0.71
2=1–2 hours
3=More than 2 hours
Waiting time1=Less than 1 hourMedian=0.2 hourSD=0.44
2=1–2 hours
3=More than 2 hours
Income1≤7202 BDT monthlyMedian=73 000SD=1 18 3140.1
2≤28 044 BDT monthly
3≤86 872 BDT monthly
4>86 872 BDT monthly
  • BDT, Bangladesh Taka.