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Table 1 Description of data sets, selected social, economic, and demographic characteristics of the countries included in the study

From: Factors associated with attitudes towards intimate partner violence against women: a comparative analysis of 17 sub-Saharan countries

Variable year Sample size Population GDP per capita Adult literacy rate
   Men Women Total (millions 2005) Growth rate (1975 – 2005) %urban (2005) Value (US$ 2005) Growth rate (1990 – 2005) Men Women
Benin 2006 6000 18000 8.5 3.2 40.1 508 1.4 47.9 23.3
Burkina Faso 2003 3605 12477 13.9 2.8 18.3 391 1.3 31.4 16.6
Ethiopia 2005 6033 14070 79 2.8 16 157 1.5 50.0 22.8
Ghana 2003 5015 5691 22.5 2.6 47.8 485 2.0 66.4 49.8
Kenya 2003 3578 8195 35.6 3.2 20.7 547 -.1 77.7 70.2
Lesotho 2004 2797 7095 2.0 1.8 18.7 808 2.3 73.7 90.3
Liberia 2007 6009 7092 3.4 2.5 58.1 167 2.3 58.3 45.7
Madagascar 2004* 2432 7949 18.6 2.9 26.8 271 -.7 76.5 65.3
Malawi 2004 3261 11698 13.2 3.1 17.2 161 1.0 74.9 54.0
Mozambique 2003 2900 12418 20.5 2.2 34.5 335 4.3 54.8 25.0
Namibia 2007 3915 9804 2.0 2.7 35.1 3016 1.4 86.8 83.5
Nigeria 2003 2346 7620 141.4 2.8 48.2 752 0.8 78.2 60.1
Rwanda 2005 4820 11321 9.2 2.5 19.3 238 0.1 71.4 59.8
Swaziland 2006 4156 4987 1.1 2.5 24.1 2414 0.2 80.9 78.3
Tanzania 2004 2635 10329 38.5 2.9 24.2 316 1.7 77.5 62.2
Uganda 2006 2503 8531 28.9 3.3 12.6 303 3.2 76.8 57.7
Zimbabwe 2006* 7175 8907 13.1 2.5 35.9 259 -2.1 92.7 86.2
  1. (Source: Demographic and Health Surveys of the respective countries; UNDP Human Development Report)
  2. GDP: gross domestic product, HDI: human development index, GDI: gender-related development index