Skip to main content

Table 2 Distribution of education, wealth status, body mass index (BMI), and diabetes status by place of residence, Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS), 2011

From: Hypertension among adults in Bangladesh: evidence from a national cross-sectional survey

  Total Urban Rural
Variables n % n % n %
Education       
 No education 3537 44.8 867 33.5 2670 50.4
 Primary education 2656 33.7 860 33.2 1796 33.9
 Secondary education 1192 15.1 539 20.8 653 12.3
 Higher education 502 6.4 323 12.5 179 3.4
Wealth index       
 Poorest 1403 17.8 199 7.7 1204 22.7
 Poorer 1428 18.1 169 6.5 1259 23.8
 Middle 1529 19.4 292 11.3 1237 23.3
 Richer 1642 20.8 617 23.8 1025 19.3
 Richest 1885 23.9 1312 50.7 573 10.8
Body mass index       
 Normal 6498 85.1 1864 74.3 4634 90.3
 Overweight or obese 1142 14.9 644 25.7 498 9.7
Diabetes status       
 No 6663 88.3 2084 84 4579 90.5
 Yes 879 11.7 397 16 482 9.5