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Table 2 Percentage distribution by selected characteristics

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

  Benin Burkina Faso Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mozambique Namibia Nigeria Rwanda Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zimbabwe
Variable % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
Sex                  
Men 23.0 22.4 30.0 46.8 30.4 28.3 45.9 23.4 21.8 18.9 28.5 23.5 29.9 45.5 20.3 22.7 44.6
Women 77.0 77.6 70.0 53.2 69.6 71.7 54.1 76.6 78.2 81.1 71.5 76.5 70.1 54.5 79.7 77.3 55.4
Age                  
15–24 33.9 40.3 40.7 36.4 42.8 45.3 37.9 36.3 43.2 40.8 41.8 41.2 43.3 48.4 41.6 41.6 46.6
25–34 34.0 27.4 29.3 29.4 29.3 25.3 29.2 30.5 31.6 29.5 30.8 29.2 27.1 26.8 31.5 30.3 28.4
35+ 32.1 32.3 29.9 34.2 27.9 29.4 32.8 33.2 25.2 29.6 27.4 29.6 29.7 24.8 26.9 28.1 25.1
Education                  
No education 58.8 76.2 54.2 28.3 13.5 07.3 29.8 14.6 20.7 32.0 08.6 35.1 21.2 08.1 22.0 17.4 03.1
Primary 21.9 13.2 24.4 18.4 53.3 58.8 34 39.8 62.6 56.6 27.7 22.8 67.2 33.5 64.0 59.1 31.6
Secondary+ 19.2 10.6 21.4 53.3 33.3 33.9 36.2 45.6 16.7 11.3 63.7 42.1 11.6 58.3 14.0 23.5 65.3
Occupation                  
Working 80.5 86.7 50.5 79.2 64.9 44.9 71.1 75.2 63.6 72.9 56.9 61.2 67.9 50.7 79.1 88.1 54.6
Not working 19.5 13.3 49.5 20.8 35.1 55.1 28.9 24.8 36.4 27.1 43.1 38.8 32.1 49.3 20.9 11.9 45.4
Marital                  
Never married 22.6 24.9 31.3 32.8 34.4 38.0 32.6 26.3 19.7 21.1 58.7 31.9 40.5 56.5 28.2 26.9 36.7
Currently married 73.1 71.6 59.6 60.0 57.2 49.9 59.8 61.9 70.2 66.3 35.0 63.7 49.2 36.6 63.0 61.7 52.8
Formerly married 04.3 03.5 09.1 07.2 8.4 12.1 7.5 11.8 10.2 12.6 06.3 04.4 10.3 06.9 08.8 11.4 10.5
Wealth                  
Poorest 18.7 16.7 19.7 23.9 16.3 17.2 19.3 12.5 16.7 18.9 15.7 19.1 19.5 14.9 17.4 20.5 17.8
Poor 19.1 18.5 15.0 18.2 15.8 19.8 19.8 10.7 20.1 15.1 17.4 18.0 18.7 16.4 18.5 19.0 18.5
Middle 19.3 23.1 14.6 17.5 17 18.3 19.8 13.1 21.8 17.6 24.1 19.6 18.1 18.8 18.1 17.5 18.2
Richer 21.0 16.4 14.3 18.6 19.7 20.5 20.7 18.7 21.3 20.7 25.1 20.8 19.6 21.7 22.7 18.3 23.0
Richest 21.8 25.2 36.5 21.8 31.2 24.2 20.3 44.9 20.1 27.6 17.7 22.5 24.1 28.2 23.3 24.7 22.5
Type of residence                  
Urban 42.0 24.5 30.1 39.9 33.1 26.7 43.7 64.3 14.3 43.7 44.3 40.6 23.2 32.6 24.0 16.7 35.2
Rural 58.0 75.5 69.9 60.1 66.9 73.3 56.3 35.7 85.7 56.3 55.7 59.4 76.8 67.4 76.0 83.3 64.8
Decision making indices                  
Respondent alone (1–5) 58.2 62.6 42.9 59.1 73.6 70.2 53.1 65.2 66.4 73.3 31.2 52.7 62.4 16.2 70.3 45.7 16.8
Husband/Partner alone (1–5) 43.5 57.5 42.9 29.6 52.7 46.0 45.4 23.9 58.5 51.8 30.1 56.8 28.8 16.9 54.0 55.7 10.9
Husband-wife (1–5) 35.1 19.5 58.4 24.6 42.7 38.6 59.9 52.2 42.6 42.0 43.5 29.9 41.1 14.9 36.7 46.8 28.1
Media access                  
Read newspaper 14.1 11.0 26.5 28.8 51.1 23.6 32.9 43.7 32.8 19.0 65.6 30.4 29.4 68.2 42.1 28.2 50.3
Listen to radio 84.5 72.6 53.7 89.6 85.6 58.9 70.5 79.1 83.0 86.8 89.1 78.7 81.4 83.6 80.7 82.7 64.3
Watch television 40.8 30.2 32.3 59.0 46.4 18.0 44.1 47.2 17.1 36.7 51.5 49.8 17.1 48.4 33.2 18.3 44.7