# Table 2 Overview of the distribution of the cofactors that were included into the regression model

Variables (n) values ALL BAN ND
% (n) % (n) % (n)
Age (69,805)
Mean 31.6 30.3 31.7
≤24 yrs. 21.2 (14,770) 30.4 (1,277) 20.6 (13,493)
25-34 yrs. 42.8 (29,887) 36.8 (1,543) 43.2 (28,344)
≥35 yrs. 36.0 (25,148) 32.8 (1,375) 36.2 (23,773)
Attitude towards domestic violence (69,666)
Not justified 54.7 (38,096) 68.8 (2,884) 53.8 (35,212)
Justified 45.3 (31,570) 31.2 (1,308) 46.2 (30,262)
Religion (69,718)
Muslim 17.1 (11,955) 90.5 (3,795) 12.5 (8,160)
Hindu 70.6 (49,235) 8.9 (372) 74.6 (48,863)
Other 12.2 (8,528) 0.6 (27) 13.0 (8,501)
Number of household members (69,805)
1-6 77.8 (54,337) 76.3 (3,202) 77.9 (51,135)
>6 22.2 (15,468) 23.7 (993) 22.1 (14,475)
Relationship to head of household (69,805)
Wife 73.4 (51,223) 77.4 (3,246) 73.1 (47,977)
Daughter or daughter in law 15.9 (11,066) 8.1 (339) 16.3 (10,727)
Other 10.8 (7,516) 14.5 (610) 10.5 (6,06)
Wealth (69,805)
Poorest and poorer 30.1 (21,011) 36.9 (1,550) 29.7 (19,461)
Middle 19.3 (13,473) 19.0 (798) 19.3 (12,675)
Richer and richest 50.6 (35,321) 44.0 (1,847) 51.0 (33.474)
Final say index (69,762)
Wife engaged in none of the polled decisions 14.6 (10,213) 12.5 (523) 14.8 (9,690)
Wife engaged in at least one of the polled decisions 85.4 (59,549) 87.5 (3,672) 85.2 (55,877)
Respondent’s mother experienced violence from her father (64,768)
No 81.6 (52,847) 74.2 (2,936) 82.1 (49,911)
Yes 18.4 (11,921) 25.8 (1,019) 17.9 (10,902)
Type of place of residence (69,805)
Urban 43.5 (30,390) 37.1 (1,558) 43.9 (28,832)
Rural 56.5 (39,415) 62.9 (2,637) 56.1 (36,778)
Respondent’s current working status (69,685)
No 65.1 (45,362) 70.7 (2,967) 64.7 (42,395)
Yes 34.9 (24,323) 29.3 (1,227) 35.3 (23,096)
1. Overall (ALL; n = 69,805), in Bangladesh 2007 (BAN; n = 4,195), and in India 2005/06 (IND; n = 65,610).