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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women with partners' (n = 422), Shimelba refugee camp, April 2011

From: Intimate partner physical violence among women in Shimelba refugee camp, northern Ethiopia

Socio-demographic Variables Number %
Age   
   15-19 40 9.5
   20-24 156 37
   25-29 123 29.1
   30-34 54 12.8
   > 35 49 11.6
Religion   
   Orthodox 266 63
   Muslim 68 16.1
   Catholic 54 12.8
   Protestant 29 6.9
   Other* 5 1.2
Ethnicity   
   Tigrigna 187 44.3
   kunama Eritrea 217 51.4
   kunama Tigray 2 0.5
   Saho 10 2.4
   Others** 6 1.4
Occupation   
   Housewife 371 87.9
   Trading 12 2.8
   Employee 9 2.1
   Farmer 24 5.7
   Other*** 6 1.4
Educational status   
   Illiterate 173 41
   Can read and write 44 10.4
   Primary school(1-8 grade) 133 31.5
   High school(9-12 grade) 64 15.2
   Higher education 8 1.9
Type of current partner   
   Husband 256 60.7
   Co-habited (live together in the same house without formal marriage) 118 28
   Boyfriend 48 11.4
Duration of relationship   
   < 2 years 49 11.6
   2-5 years 202 47.9
   > 6 years 171 40.5
  1. * Others include: - Jehovah, Pagan
  2. ** Others include: - Tigre, Amhara (Ethiopian)
  3. ***Others include: - barberry, women who have personal ability and preparing decoration for house, "Tela" seller