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Table 2 Marital circumstances, (N = 277)

From: The association of marital relationship and perceived social support with mental health of women in Pakistan

Characteristics related to martial circumstances Response categories Number (%)
Age at marriage Below 16 years 16(5.8)
  16–20 years 98(35.4)
  21–25 years 115(41.5)
  26 years > 46(16.6)
Duration of marriage Less than 6 years 62(22.4)
  6–10 years 38(13.7)
  11–15 years 45(16.2)
  16–20 years 45(16.2)
  21–25 years 35(12.6)
  Above to 25 years 52(18.8)
Decision of marriage Love based 22(7.9)
  Arranged by family 252(91)
Type of marriage (n = 182) Not within family 52(18.8)
  Within family 130(46.9)
Number of children ever born No children 28(10.1)
  1–2 children 92(3.2)
  More than 2 156(56.3)
Most recent childbirth (n = 238) Normal 178(64.3)
  Caesarean 59(21.3)
History of abortion No 156(56.3)
  Yes 61(22)