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Table 1 Demographic and residential characteristics of the study population

From: Population profile and residential environment of an urban poor community in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Total population 34 093
Mean number of household members 4.0
Native-born (%) 35.1
Dwelling since 1972 (%) 0.4
New comers in adults aged ≥18 yearsa (%) 24.7
Years of formal education in adults aged ≥18 years (%)
 None 32.0
 1–4 16.5
 5–7 23.7
 8–9 15.5
  ≥ 10 12.3
Occupation in adults aged ≥18 years (%)
 Employed 25.9
 Self-employed 15.5
 Day labor 19.0
 Homemaker 27.5
 Others 12.1
Type of housing structure (%)
 Concrete roofs/brick walls/concrete floors (pucca) 38.5
 Tin roofs/brick walls/mud or wooden floors (semi-pucca) 31.4
 Tin roofs/thatch or bamboo walls/mud or wooden floors (kutcha) 30.1
House ownership (%)
 Owned 41.5
 Rented 57.4
 Others 1.0
Self-owned toilet (%) 15.6
Self-owned kitchen (%) 18.7
Source of drinking water (%)
 Piped water 99.0
 Shallow tube well 1.0
Satisfaction with water quality (%) 62.5
  1. aThose who had lived in the community for ≤5 years