Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the subjects (N=318)

Sociodemographic characteristicsIntervention, n (%) (n=159)Control, n (%) (n=159)
GenderMale80 (50.3)78 (49.1)
Female79 (49.7)81 (50.9)
Age (years)Up to 1012 (7.5)3 (1.9)
11–19147 (92.5)156 (98.1)
CasteUpper4 (2.5)10 (6.3)
OBC78 (49.1)49 (30.8)
SC35 (22.0)29 (18.2)
ST42 (26.4)71 (44.7)
ReligionHindu111 (69.8)81 (50.9)
Muslim14 (8.8)9 (5.7)
Christian14 (8.8)1 (0.6)
Others*20 (12.6)68 (42.8)
EthnicityNon-tribal117 (73.6)87 (54.7)
Tribal42 (26.4)71 (44.7)
Birth orderFirst41 (25.8)42 (26.4)
Second44 (27.7)44 (27.7)
Third or higher74 (46.5)73 (45.9)
  • *Others include Sarna, a local religion of Jharkhand.

  • OBC, other backward caste; SC, scheduled caste; ST, scheduled tribe.