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Table 1 Participants characteristics (N = 475)

From: Hidden voices: prevalence and risk factors for violence against women with disabilities in Nepal

  n %
Age (years) mean, SD 44.5 0.83
Currently married 202 42.5
Number of living children   
Unmarried and no child 155 32.6
Married but no child 29 6.1
1 child 39 8.2
2 children 71 14.9
3 and more children 181 38.1
Less than primary education(i.e. <5 years education) 330 69.5
Type of disability*   
Visual impairment 118 24.8
Physical disability 279 58.7
Deaf 99 20.8
Speech and hearing disability 50 10.5
Age on onset of disability   
By birth 120 25.3
<1 year 32 6.7
1-4 year 71 14.9
5 and over 252 53.1
Living with   
With family members 250 52.6
Husband 195 41.1
Alone 30 6.3
Caste/ethnicity   
Upper caste group 206 43.4
Relatively advantaged indigenous groups 139 29.3
Disadvantaged indigenous groups (Janajatis) 45 9.4
Non-touchable group (Dalit) 85 17.9
Currently employed 124 26.1
Member of any community groups 120 25.3
Associated with any organization that work with women with disability 45 9.5
Not able to hold any group membership in the community 335 70.5
Not able to join any organization 335 70.5
Not able to go to health care centre/hospital 307 64.6
Not able to visit friends or relatives without permission 306 64.4
Never/rare exposure to newspapers 385 81.0
Never/rare exposure to radio 271 57.1
Never/rare exposure to television 183 38.5
Never/rare use of internet 455 95.8
  1. *Total number/percent may exceed 100 due to multiple disabilities.