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Table 2 Dimensions of abuse by first husband by age at first marriage

From: Early marriage and women’s empowerment: the case of child-brides in Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

  Age of first marriage Total
< 18 ≥18
Ever verbally abused by first husband*** No N (%) 237 (53) 526 (63) 763 (60)
Yes N (%) 207 (47) 308 (37) 515 (40)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Ever beaten by first husband*** No N (%) 372 (84) 745 (89) 1117 (87)
Yes N (%) 72 (16) 89 (11) 161 (13)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
Ever forced for sex by first husband**** No N (%) 319 (72) 716 (86) 1035 (81)
Yes N (%) 125 (28) 118 (14) 243 (19)
Total N (%) 444 (100) 834 (100) 1278 (100)
  1. Percent in cells is calculated within age at first marriage
  2. ****sig at α = .001; ***sig at α = .01 (Source: Survey, 2017)