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Table 2 Description of demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the total study sample, consisting of all individuals that required surgical care in the last 12 months, and the three study groups (no surgical care due to affordability, accessibility and fear/no trust, respectively) separately

From: Barriers to surgical care in Nepal

Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the study groups and the total study sample
  Affordability Study group 1 Accessibility Study group 2 Fear/no trust Study group 3 Complete study sample
  n = 42 n = 42 n = 34 n = 207
Male gender % 50.0 50.0 35.3 55.1
Average age (sd) 37.6 (21.0) 36.5 (23.3) 40.7 (21.6) 35.5 (21.0)
Education %
 None 57.1 50.0 41.2 38.6
 Primary school 26.2 19.0 17.6 25.6
 Secondary school 14.3 21.4 29.4 25.1
 Tertiary school 2.4 9.5 5.9 8.7
 Graduate degree 0.0 0.0 5.9 1.9
Occupation %
 Unemployed/childa 64.3 73.8 72.7 62.2
 Self-employed 33.3 23.8 15.2 30.6
 Employed 2.4 2.4 12.1 7.3
Ethnic group %
 Janajati 35.7 35.7 35.3 37.2
 Brahmin/Chhetri 11.9 31.0 32.4 30.0
 Madhesi 11.9 11.9 5.9 8.2
 Muslim 4.8 0.0 0.0 3.4
 Dalit 7.1 2.4 0.0 2.4
 Other 38.6 19.0 26.5 18.8
Living in urban area % 26.2 16.7 32.4 29.0
  1. aOccupational status ‘unemployed’ also contains home makers and domestic helpers