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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of women in the survey by wealth quintiles represented by N (%), NFHS 2015–2016

From: Intersectional social-economic inequalities in breast cancer screening in India: analysis of the National Family Health Survey

Dimension Poorest Poor Middle Richer Richest
Place of residence
Urban 6411 (2.6) 15,577 (6.4) 37,118 (15.3) 74,359 (30.7) 108,759 (44.9)
Rural 117,643 (25.7) 121,323 (26.5) 106,696 (23.3) 73,619 (16.1) 38,180 (8.3)
Religion
Hindu 104,671 (18.6) 112,649 (20) 117,153 (20.8) 115,481 (20.5) 113,784 (20.2)
Muslim 15,551 (16.1) 18,969 (19.7) 19,648 (20.4) 23,264 (24.1) 19,028 (19.7)
Christian 1677 (10.1) 2555 (15.4) 3603 (21.7) 4158 (25) 4627 (27.8)
Other (Sikh/Buddhist etc.) 2155 (9.4) 2727 (11.9) 3410 (14.9) 5074 (22.2) 9500 (41.5)
Caste
Scheduled Tribe 26,305 (41) 16,864 (26.3) 10,265 (16) 6692 (10.4) 4019 (6.3)
Scheduled Caste 32,627 (22.9) 33,918 (23.8) 32,558 (22.8) 25,910 (18.2) 17,607 (12.3)
Other Backward Caste 48,362 (15.9) 57,517 (18.9) 65,826 (21.7) 70,898 (23.3) 61,234 (20.2)
General 13,143 (8.1) 22,740 (14) 29,373 (18.1) 38,444 (23.7) 58,566 (36.1)
Education
No education 70,274 (36.6) 51,568 (26.8) 37,826 (19.7) 23,412 (12.2) 9055 (4.7)
Primary 18,613 (21.3) 22,856 (26.2) 21,177 (24.3) 16,265 (18.6) 8322 (9.5)
Secondary 33,752 (10.2) 57,952 (17.5) 75,046 (22.7) 87,400 (26.4) 76,887 (23.2)
Higher 1415 (1.6) 4524 (5.1) 9766 (10.9) 20,901 (23.4) 52,676 (59)
Age group
15–19 years 25,257 (20.8) 27,378 (22.5) 25,999 (21.4) 23,379 (19.2) 19,540 (16.1)
20–24 years 19,666 (16) 24,486 (19.9) 26,522 (21.6) 27,177 (22.1) 25,114 (20.4)
25–34 years 37,913 (17.9) 39,408 (18.6) 42,751 (20.2) 45,497 (21.5) 46,243 (21.8)
35–49 years 41,219 (16.9) 45,629 (18.7) 48,542 (19.9) 51,926 (21.3) 56,042 (23)
Employment status
Not in workforce 11,445 (14.2) 13,951 (17.3) 15,962 (19.8) 18,545 (23) 20,846 (25.8)
Others 7271 (21.2) 7696 (22.4) 7857 (22.9) 6439 (18.8) 5057 (14.7)
Marital status
Currently married 92,919 (18.2) 100,910 (19.7) 104,665 (20.5) 107,455 (21) 105,425 (20.6)
Others (unmarried-widowed-separated) 31,135 (16.5) 35,990 (19.1) 39,150 (20.8) 40,524 (21.5) 41,515 (22)