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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the chikungunya patients from different hotspots (n = 432)

From: Chikungunya outbreak in Bangladesh (2017): sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients from three hotspots

Characteristics Total, n (%) Dhaka, n (%) Chittagong, n (%) Sitakundu, n (%) p value
Age, mean (SD) (years) 36.0 (13.6) 36.2 (13.3) 39.2 (11.3) 29.9 (16.7) < 0.001
Age group (years)
 12–17 39 (9.0) 23 (8.0) 3 (3.2) 13 (24.5) 0.001
 18–59 368 (85.2) 245 (85.6) 86 (92.4) 37 (69.8)  
 > 59 25 (5.8) 18 (6.3) 4 (4.3) 3 (5.6)  
Sex
 Male 224 (51.8) 154 (53.8) 54 (58.0) 16 (30.2) 0.003
 Female 208 (48.2) 132 (46.1) 39 (41.9) 37 (69.8)  
Education
 Illiterate 10 (2.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 10 (18.8) < 0.001
 Primary 52 (12.0) 14 (4.9) 7 (7.5) 31 (58.5)  
 High school 65 (15.0) 42 (14.7) 19 (20.4) 4 (7.5)  
 Intermediate 76 (17.6) 58 (20.3) 17 (18.3) 1 (1.9)  
 Graduate 145 (33.5) 97 (33.9) 47 (50.5) 1 (1.9)  
 Missing 80 (18.5) 75 (26.2) 3 (3.2) 6 (11.3)  
Occupation
 Service 102 (23.6) 57 (19.9) 44 (47.3) 1 (1.9) < 0.001
 Businessman 52 (12.0) 40 (14.0) 11 (11.8) 1 (1.9)  
 Farmer 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.9)  
 House wife 161 (37.2) 105 (36.7) 26 (28.0) 30 (56.6)  
 Student 60 (13.9) 46 (16.1) 7 (7.5) 7 (13.2)  
 Others 18 (4.2) 5 (1.7) 2 (2.1) 11 (20.7)  
 Missing 38 (8.8) 33 (11.5) 3 (3.2) 2 (3.7)  
Religion
 Buddist 4 (0.9) 4 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  < 0.001
 Hindu 79 (18.3) 16 (5.6) 13 (14.0) 50 (94.3)  
 Islam 336 (77.8) 257 (89.9) 78 (83.8) 1 (1.9)  
 Missing 13 (3.0) 9 (3.1) 2 (2.1) 2 (3.7)  
Marital status
 Divorced 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.9) 0.023
 Married 320 (74.1) 208 (72.7) 77 (82.8) 35 (66.0)  
 Unmarried 85 (19.7) 57 (19.9) 14 (15.0) 14 (26.4)  
 Widow 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.9)  
 Missing 25 (5.8) 21 (7.3) 2 (2.1) 2 (3.7)  
Residence
 Rural 60 (13.9) 11 (3.8) 1 (1.1) 48 (90.5) < 0.001
 Urban 347 (80.3) 254 (88.8) 90 (96.7) 3 (5.6)  
 Missing 25 (5.8) 21 (7.3) 2 (2.1) 2 (3.7)  
Comorbidity
 CVD 5 (1.2) 1 (0.3) 4 (4.3) 0 (0.0) 0.017
 DM 23 (5.3) 18 (6.3) 4 (4.3) 1 (1.9) 0.414
 HTN 29 (6.7) 21 (7.3) 5 (5.4) 3 (5.6) 0.877