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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristic of the study participants by gender in the Narail district of Bangladesh

From: Psychometric evaluation of the modified 19-item Bengali version of WHOQOL scale using Rasch analysis: a cross-sectional study of a rural district in Bangladesh

CharacteristicTotal, N = 300Female, N = 150 Male, N = 150P value *
Number (%)Number (%)Number (%) 
Age group
 Adult (18–59 years)150 (50)75 (50)75 (50) 
 Elderly (60–85 years)150 (50)75 (50)75 (50) 
Level of education, number of years schooling
 No education135 (45)80 (53)55 (37)0.004
 Primary (1–5)80 (27)36 (24)44 (29) 
 Secondary (6–9)64 (21)31 (21)33 (22) 
 SSC or HSC Pass (10–12)17 (6)3 (2)14 (9) 
 Degree or equivalent (13–16)4 (1)04 (3) 
Socio-economic condition
 Insufficient funds most of the time97 (32)62 (41)35 (23)0.808
 Insufficient funds some of the time124 (41)50 (33)74 (49) 
 Balance76 (25)37 (25)39 (26) 
 Sufficient funds most of the time3 (1)1 (1)2 (1) 
  1. Level of education: no education (: did not have any formal education), primary (1 to 5 years of schooling),; Secondary: (6 to 9 years of schooling); SSC (Secondary School Certificate) (complete 10 years of schooling through a national level of examination); HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) (complete 12 years of schooling); Degree or Equivalent: Hons or Master’s complete 16 years of schooling) *pairwise comparison tested between the education level and socioeconomic status by gender.