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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population compared to national estimates

From: Under-utilization of health care services for infectious diseases syndromes in rural Azerbaijan: A cross-sectional study

Characteristic Guba
N (%)
Gusar
N (%)
Xachmaz
N (%)
Total Sample
N (%)
National Rural1,2,3
Age      
   18-34 72 (33.8) 38 (26.2) 157 (36.0) 267 (33.6%) 38.4%
   35-49 80 (37.6) 56 (38.6) 169 (38.8) 305 (38.4%) 31.6%
   50-64 32 (15.0) 33 (22.8) 67 (15.4) 132 (16.6%) 16.2%
   ≥65 29 (13.6) 18 (12.4) 43 (9.9) 90 (11.3%) 13.8%
Gender      
   Male 101 (47.4) 67 (46.2) 179 (40.9) 347 (43.6%) 47.5%
   Female 112 (52.6) 78 (53.8) 259 (59.1) 449 (56.4%) 52.5%
Ethnicity      
   Azerbaijani 175 (82.2) 19 (13.1) 405 (92.5) 599 (75.3%) 90.1%
   Lezgi 38 (17.8) 126 (86.9) 33 (7.5) 197 (24.7%) 2.9%
Education      
   None 15 (7.1) 2 (1.4) 18 (4.1) 35 (4.4%) 6.4%
   Middle School 167 (78.8) 111 (76.6) 368 (84.6) 646 (81.2%) 80.2%
   High School 21 (9.9) 16 (11.0) 37 (8.5) 74 (9.3%) 7.5%
   >High School 9 (4.2) 16 (11.0) 12 (2.8) 37 (4.6%) 5.8%
Household size      
   1-3 people 26 (12.2) 25 (17.4) 59 (13.5) 110 (13.9%) 27.1%
   4-6 people 120 (56.3) 93 (64.6) 263 (60.3) 476 (60.0%) 59.7%
   7people 67 (31.5) 26 (18.1) 114 (26.1) 207 (26.1%) 13.0%
Total 212 145 438 796 52,000 4
  1. 1. National rural age distribution estimates are based on percentages of the rural adult population (adapted from State Statistical Committee [Azerbaijan] and Macro International Inc 2008 [7]).
  2. 2. Gender, educational attainment, and household size statistics are based on national estimates of the rural population (State Statistical Committee [Azerbaijan] and Macro International Inc 2008 [7]).
  3. 3. Ethnicity estimates are based on national census statistics for rural Azerbaijan (State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan 2003 [14]).
  4. 4. The national rural population estimate is given in terms of the number of residents in villages <500 population for the three regions. By region, the estimated rural population size is 19,900 in Guba, 11,600 in Gusar, and 20,500 in Xachmaz (unpublished data).