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Table 2 Percent distribution of the source of energy for cooking among different socioeconomic groups

From: Measuring the impact of household energy consumption on respiratory diseases in India

  Sources of energy for cooking
Variable LPG/Electricity Firewood Crop residue Cow dung Coal/Lignite Kerosene No Cooking Others
Standard of Livinga
 High 83.93 11.28 1.69 2.59 0.19 0.24 0.04 0.04
 Middle 54.87 36.52 2.74 3.10 0.79 1.74 0.17 0.07
 Low 10.19 79.44 4.21 2.74 1.21 1.68 0.35 0.17
Religious groups
 Hindus 47.97 43.97 3.17 2.49 0.78 1.31 0.22 0.10
 Muslims 48.29 38.78 5.57 2.75 1.73 2.34 0.23 0.32
 Christians 35.76 62.30 0.27 0.14 0.42 1.01 0.08 0.02
 Sikhs 46.27 33.53 4.83 13.85 0.54 0.65 0.28 0.04
 Othersb 36.36 61.41 0.49 0.29 0.40 0.92 0.10 0.03
Caste
 Gen 59.22 30.64 3.72 3.72 1.04 1.23 0.23 0.20
 SC 36.35 50.86 4.65 5.24 0.93 1.62 0.24 0.11
 ST 28.57 67.96 1.14 0.85 0.47 0.87 0.09 0.04
 OBC 52.96 40.82 2.30 1.83 0.52 1.28 0.23 0.06
Locality
 Urban 76.09 18.69 0.86 0.78 1.03 2.21 0.27 0.06
 Rural 26.89 63.00 4.37 4.11 0.62 0.72 0.16 0.12
  1. aStandard of Living (SLI) was calculated as per the method provided in the DLHS-II. There were 24 household amenities included in the construction of SLI. Few of the amenities, for example, were ownership of refrigerator, car, fan, telephone, washing machine, TV, tractor, and water pump, etc.
  2. b Others includes Jains, Buddhists, Jewish, Zorastrians, Atheists, etc