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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Determinants of domestic violence against women in Ghana

Characteristics n (%)
Age (Median, IQR) 33 (16–49)
Place of residence (n, %)
 Urban 639 (42.0)
 Rural 885 (58.0)
Educational level-respondent (n, %)
 None 420 (27.6)
 Primary 348 (22.8)
 Secondary 700 (46.0)
 Higher than secondary (Tertiary) 56 (3.6)
Educational level-partner (n, %)
 None 308 (20.2)
 Primary 112 (7.3)
 Secondary 932 (61.2)
 Higher than secondary (Tertiary) 172 (11.3)
Religion (n, %)
 Christian 1167 (76.6)
 Muslim 227 (14.9)
 Traditional 73 (4.8)
 No religion 54 (3.5)
 Other 3 (0.2)
Respondent currently employed (n, %)
 Yes 1358 (89.1)
 No 166 (10.9)
Partner currently employed (n, %)
 Yes 1519 (99.6)
 No 5 (0.4)
Husband drinks alcohol (n, %)
 Yes 568 (37.3)
 No 956 (62.7)
Respondent drinks alcohol (n, %)
 Yes 294 (19.3)
 No 1230 (80.7)
Marital status (n, %)
 Currently married 1326 (87.0)
 Formerly married 198 (13.0)
Wealth index (n, %)
 Poorest 288 (18.9)
 Poorer 309 (20.3)
 Middle 294 (19.3)
 Richer 328 (21.5)
 Richest 305 (20.0)
Mother ever beat father (n, %)
 Yes 46 (3.0)
 No 1478 (97.0)
Father ever beat mother (n, %)
 Yes 185 (12.1)
 No 1339 (87.9)
First intercourse (n, %)
 Forced 168 (11.0)
 Wanted 1356 (89.0)
Total children ever born (n, %)
 None 112 (7.4)
 1–3 779 (51.1)
 4–6 486 (30.7)
 7+ 165 (10.8)
Marital duration (n, %)
 0–9 years 609 (39.9)
 10–19 years 496 (32.6)
 20+ years 419 (27.5)