Skip to main content

Table 2 Socio-demographic and psychosocial variables

From: Men’s and women’s exposure and perpetration of partner violence: an epidemiological study from Sweden

Variables Total population Men N =173 Women N=251
  % (n) % (n) % (n)
Age groups
18-40 41.0 (174) 42.8 (74) 39.8 (100)
41-65 59.0 (250) 57.2 (99) 60.2 (151)
Country of birth
Sweden & other Scandinavian Countries 89.4 (379) 87.9 (152) 90.4 (227)
Other European Countries & outside of Europe 10.6 (45) 12.1 (21) 9.6 (24)
Educational level
Basic Education ≤ 13 yrs 54.2 (230) 59.5 (103) 50.6 (127)
University Education 45.5 (193) 39.9 (69) 49.4 (124)
Civil status
Married/reg. partnership/cohabitant 76.7 (325) 76.9 (133) 76.5 (192)
Boy- Girlfriend/Single/Divorced/Widowed 22.6 (96) 22.5 (39) 22.7 (57)
Occupation
Employed 72.4 (307) 79.2 (137) 67.7 (170)
Unemployed/other/Parental leave 9.7 (41) 4.6 (8) 13.1 (33)
Student 7.1 (30) 5.2 (9) 8.4 (21)
Pensioner (include Early retirement & Sickness- Disability pension) 8.3 (35) 8.1 (14) 8.4 (21)
Sick leave ≥ 3 months 1.7 (7) 1.2 (2) 2.0 (5)
Total household income per month (SEK)
0 -19 999 13.4 (57) 8.7 (15) 16.7 (42)
20 000 – 39 999 34.0 (144) 36.4 (63) 32.3 (81)
40 000 50.5 (214) 53.2 (92) 48.6 (122)
Children living at home
Yes 44.8 (190) 43.4 (75) 45.8 (115)
No 55.0 (233) 56.6 (98) 53.8 (135)
Duration of present relationship
≤ 1 year – 3 years 16.7 (71) 17.3 (30) 16.3 (41)
4 - ≥ 10 years 70.8 (300) 69.4 (120) 71.7 (180)
Grew up with violence in the home (physical/psychological/sexual)
No/Do not know 90.6 (384) 93.6 (162) 88.4 (222)
Yes 8.3 (35) 5.2 (9) 10.4 (26)
Social network and support: Having a relative/friend willing to help when falling ill
Yes 93.2 (395) 91.3 (158) 94.4 (237)
No/do not know 5.7 (24) 6.9 (12) 4.8 (12)
Having a relative/friend willing to help when in need of company
Yes 92.5 (392) 87.3 (151) 96.0 (241)
No/do not know 5.9 (25) 9.2 (16) 3.6 (9)
Having a relative/friend willing to help when in personal worries
Yes 89.9 (381) 83.2 (144) 94.4 (237)
No/do not know 8.7 (37) 13.9 (24) 5.2 (13)
Having a relative/friend willing to help when in need of a loan of 15 000 SEK (approx. 2200 USD)
Yes 65.6 (278) 68.2 (118) 63.7 (160)
No/do not know 32.5 (138) 28.9 (50) 35.1 (88)
  1. N = 424.