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Table 1 Socio-demographic and psychosocial factors of the total sample, men and women

From: Self-reported exposure to intimate partner violence among women and men in Sweden: results from a population-based survey

  Men N = 399 Women N = 573 P-value*
Characteristic % (N) % (N)  
Age groups
 18–29 14.3 (57) 18.7 (107) .007
 30–39 19.3 (77) 24.1 (138)
 40–49 24.1 (96) 21.8 (125)
 50–59 24.6 (98) 23.7 (136)
 60–65 17.8 (71) 11.7 (67)
Civil status
 Single/widowed/divorced 12.1 (48) 14.9 (85) .325
 Boyfriend/girlfriend 13.4 (53) 11.2 (64)
 Married/cohabitant/registered partnership 74.6 (296) 73.8 (420)
 Heterosexual relationship 86.2 (344) 83.2 (477)
 Same-sex relationship 1.3 (5) 1.2 (7)
Duration of the present relationship
 > 10 years 56.9 (227) 50.3 (288) .298
 4–10 years 15.5 (62) 20.1 (115)
 1–3 years 16.0 (64) 14.3 (82)
Country of Birth
 Sweden 89.2 (356) 90.6 (519) .164
 Other Nordic country 1.8 (7) 2.6 (15)
 Other European country 2.5 (10) 3.1 (18)
 Country outside of Europe 6.5 (26) 3.7 (21)
Educational level (highest)
 University 39.4 (156) 47.2 (270) .047
 High school (10–12 yrs) 43.7 (173) 36.9 (211)
 Compulsory (≤9 yrs) 16.9 (67) 15.9 (91)
Annual income (before tax, Swedish crowns)
 310,000 or more 40.9 (163) 15.2 (87) .001
 235,000–309,999 26.8 (107) 25.0 (143)
 160,000–234,999 13.0 (52) 30.5 (175)
 0–159,999 19.3 (77) 29.3 (168)
Employment status
 Employed 83.3 (329) 69.7 (396) <0.0001
 Student 5.1 (20) 6.2 (35)
 Retired 5.8 (23) 8.3 (47)
 Sick leave (more than 3 months) 1.3 (5) 1.4 (8)
 Parental leave or leave of absence 0.5 (2) 6.2 (35)
 Unemployed 2.8 (11) 4.0 (23)
 Other 1.3 (5) 4.2 (24)
Access to social support
 Yes 64.4 (257) 64.6 (370) .973
 No 11.8 (47) 10.5 (60)
 Unsure 23.1 (92) 24.3 (139)
Grown up in a home with violence between parents
 No 90.4 (357) 90.3 (510) .953
 Yes 9.4 (37) 9.2 (52)
 Unsure 0.3 (1) 0.5 (3)
  1. *Mann Whitney U test for ordinal variables and Chi-squared test for independence for categorical variables.