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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of dependent, main predictor and control variables

From: Associations between intimate partner violence, childcare practices and infant health: findings from Demographic and Health Surveys in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

   Bolivia 2008 (N = 3586) Colombia 2010 (N = 9955) Peru 2012 (N = 6260)
   N (%)a Mean SD N (%)a Mean SD N (%)a Mean SD
Dependent variable           
Illness signs No 1796 (50.1)    5051 (45.2)    3407 (54.4)   
  Yes 1790 (49.9)    6128 (54.8)    2853 (45.6)   
Main predictor variables          
Experienced any IPV past 12 months by current partner No 2201 (61.4)    6040 (60.7)    4824 (77.1)   
Yes 1385 (38.6)    3915 (39.3)    1436 (22.9)   
Ever experienced any IPV by current partner No NA    5418 (54.4)    3670 (58.6)   
Yes    4537 (45.6)    2590 (41.4)   
Severe physical punishment of child No 2997 (83.6)    7680 (77.1)    4264 (68.1)   
Yes 586 (16.3)    2275 (22.9)    1996 (31.9)   
  Missing 3         
Control variable           
Maternal age 15–49 3586 25.19 5.479 9955 27.95 6.825 6260 29.99 6.946
  1. N.A. indicates information not available
  2. aValid percent, missing ignored