Skip to main content

Table 2 Ownership of mobile phones among males compared to females, obtained from bivariate analysis in a household survey in rural Bangladesh (N = 4909)

From: Gender differentials in readiness and use of mHealth services in a rural area of Bangladesh

Variables Gender Number of respondents (N) % of respondents with mobile phone p-value
Age (years)
 18–29 Male 633 76.3 p < 0.001
Female 1155 35.5
 30–39 Male 518 74.1 p < 0.001
Female 825 44.7
 40–49 Male 380 54.7 p < 0.001
Female 414 33.6
 50+ Male 430 31.8 p < 0.001
Female 554 17.3
Education (years of schooling)
 None Male 883 44.4 p < 0.001
Female 1452 23.4
 1–5 years Male 658 71.3 p < 0.001
Female 804 36.2
 6–10 years Male 332 82.2 p < 0.001
Female 636 52.4
 11 + years Male 88 88.6 p = 0.638
Female 56 91.1
Socioeconomic status (asset index)
 Poorest Male 330 31.2 p < 0.001
Female 675 13.3
 2nd Male 384 54.4 p < 0.001
Female 588 23.9
 3rd Male 434 64.5 p < 0.001
Female 566 35.7
 4th Male 409 69.4 p < 0.001
Female 542 42.2
 Richest Male 404 83.2 p < 0.001
Female 577 61.3