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Table 2 Valid percentages of self-reported health indicators among respondents aged 18 years or more (N = 7616)

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

Age group Men Women p a
18–24 25–34 35–44 45–54 55–64 65+ All 18–24 25–34 35–44 45–54 55–64 65+ All
Number 353 587 383 187 89 73 1672 1583 2366 1106 500 249 140 5944  
Smoking cigarettes (%) 33.0 52.2 63.1 52.9 44.9 52.1 50.4 1.0 1.2 1.9 1.4 0.4 1.4 1.3 <0.001
Chewing smokeless tobacco (%) 7.7 17.4 33.2 47.3 48.9 49.3 25.4 5.0 13.9 35.3 53.0 64.1 74.1 22.3 0.305
Tobacco product use (%) 36.1 57.4 75.3 74.9 75.3 79.5 61.0 5.9 14.8 36.6 53.8 64.3 74.1 23.2 <0.001
Hypertension (%)                <0.001
 Yes 1.4 3.1 5.2 11.8 22.5 17.8 5.9 2.5 5.5 13.1 21.6 24.9 23.6 8.7  
 No 7.4 14.8 17.0 19.3 19.1 21.9 14.8 15.7 20.6 22.1 24.6 18.9 13.6 19.7  
 Unknown 91.2 82.1 77.8 69.0 58.4 60.3 79.4 81.9 73.8 64.8 53.8 56.2 62.9 71.6  
Diabetes (%)                <0.001
 Yes 0.3 2.0 3.1 11.8 5.6 12.3 3.6 0.3 2.2 8.2 13.6 15.7 13.6 4.6  
 No 5.9 8.9 9.9 13.9 21.3 21.9 10.3 8.8 11.9 15.6 16.2 17.7 13.6 12.4  
 Unknown 93.8 89.1 86.9 74.3 73.0 65.8 86.1 90.9 85.9 76.1 70.2 66.7 72.9 83.0  
Heart Disease (%)                <0.001
 Yes 0.3 1.4 3.9 3.2 9.0 6.8 2.6 1.5 2.6 5.5 9.8 13.7 12.1 4.1  
 No 3.7 5.3 4.4 6.4 11.2 12.3 5.5 3.2 4.0 4.9 7.0 5.6 3.6 4.3  
 Unknown 96.0 93.4 91.6 90.4 79.8 80.8 91.9 95.3 93.4 89.6 83.2 80.7 84.3 91.6  
Stroke (%)                0.649
 Yes 3.4 5.1 2.1 2.7 7.9 6.8 4.0 3.3 4.6 2.1 4.2 3.6 5.0 3.7  
 No 0.0 1.2 3.4 5.3 6.7 12.3 2.7 0.0 1.3 4.4 7.0 8.8 7.1 2.5  
 Unknown 96.6 93.7 94.5 92.0 85.4 80.8 93.3 96.7 94.1 93.5 88.8 87.6 87.9 93.8  
Diarrheab (%) 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.7 2.2 4.1 3.1 3.9 4.1 5.2 6.2 6.4 3.6 4.5 0.007
  1. aDifferences between all men and all women were tested by using age-adjusted binary and multinominal logistic regression models for dichotomous and trichotomous variables, respectively
  2. bSuffering from diarrhea in the past 30 days