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Table 1 Selected social, economic, and demographic characteristics of 17 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by year of survey.

From: Sex disparities in attitudes towards intimate partner violence against women in sub-Saharan Africa: a socio-ecological analysis

Country Year Sample size Polygamy (%) GDP per capita Adult literacy rate GDI HDI
   Men Women   Value (US$ 2005) Growth rate (1990 - 2005) Men Women   
Benin 2006 6000 18000 11.6 508 1.4 47.9 23.3 0.422 Low
Burkina Faso 2003 3605 12477 18.9 391 1.3 31.4 16.6 0.364 Low
Ethiopia 2005 6033 14070 5 157 1.5 50 22.8 0.393 Low
Ghana 2003 5015 5691 13.8 485 2 66.4 49.8 0.549 Medium
Kenya 2003 3578 8195 4.6 547 -0.1 77.7 70.2 0.521 Medium
Lesotho 2004 2797 7095 na 808 2.3 73.7 90.3 0.541 Medium
Liberia 2007 6009 7092 3 167 2.3 58.3 45.7 Na na
Madagascar 2004 2432 7949 2.6 271 -0.7 76.5 65.3 0.53 Medium
Malawi 2004 3261 11698 3.2 161 1 74.9 54 0.432 Low
Mozambique 2003 2900 12418 7.4 335 4.3 54.8 25 0.373 Low
Namibia 2007 3915 9804 1.1 3016 1.4 86.8 83.5 0.645 Medium
Nigeria 2003 2346 7620 33.3 752 0.8 78.2 60.1 0.456 Low
Rwanda 2005 4820 11321 10.2 238 0.1 71.4 59.8 0.45 Low
Swaziland 2006 4156 4987 6.2 2414 0.2 80.9 78.3 0.529 Medium
Tanzania 2004 2635 10329 4.9 316 1.7 77.5 62.2 0.464 Low
Uganda 2006 2503 8531 7.6 303 3.2 76.8 57.7 0.501 Medium
Zimbabwe 2006* 7175 8907 4.2 259 -2.1 92.7 86.2 0.505 Medium
  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; na: not available
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