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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants

From: Herbal medicine use by pregnant women in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total = 243
N (%)
HM users =170
N (%)
Non-users =73
N (%)
p-Value
Mean age (years) 26.2 ± 5.5 26.2 ± 5.6 26.2 ± 5.5  
 20 years and below 51 (21) 35 (20.6) 16 (21.9) 0.896
 21–30 years 141 (58) 98 (57.6) 43 (58.9)
 31 years and above 51 (21) 37 (21.8) 14 (19.2)
Residence
 Rural 29 (11.9) 17 (10) 12 (16.4) 0.156
 Urban 214 (88.1) 153 (90) 61 (83.6)
Education level
 Elementary school or under 153 (63) 113 (66.5) 40 (54.8) 0.084
 High school or above 90 (37) 57 (33.5) 33 (45.2)
Employed
 Yes 31 (12.8) 12 (7.1) 19 (26) 0.000
X2 = 16.510
 No (housewife) 212 (87.2) 158 (92.9) 54 (74)
Household income
 Low income 29 (12) 20 (11.8) 9 (12.3) 0.297
 Middle income 159 (65.4) 116 (68.2) 43 (58.9)
 High income 55 (22.6) 34 (20) 21 (28.8)
Time to the nearest health facility
 Less than 30 min 154 (63.4) 109 (64.1) 45 (61.6) 0.783
 30 min to 1 h 76 (31.3) 53 (31.2) 23 (31.5)
 More than 1 h 13 (5.3) 8 (4.7) 5 (6.9)
  1. HM: Herbal Medicine