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Table 1 Comparison of cohabiting and married women’s characteristics (n = 903)

From: A comparison of intimate partner violence and associated physical injuries between cohabitating and married women: a 5-year medical chart review

  Number of cases (percentagea)/Mean ± SD  
Characteristics Married women
(n = 833)
Cohabitating women
(n = 132)
p-value*
Age 39.81 ± 11.56 32.29 ± 9.30 <.0001
Level of education .008
 Primary or below 182/621 (29.3%) 17/89 (18.3%)  
 Lower secondary (S1-3) 227/621 (36.6%) 30/89 (33.7%)  
 Upper secondary (S4-5) 129/621 (20.8%) 24/89 (27%)  
 Matriculation (S6-7), Tertiary or above 83/621 (13.4%) 18/89 (20.2%)  
Residency in Hong Kong 464/677 (68.5%) 82/105 (78.1%) .03
Employed 190/452 (42%) 37/75 (49.3%) .26
  1. aThe percentage had only included the valid cases for comparison whereas missing values were not counted
  2. *p-value of Pearson’s R for ordinal or continuous characteristics (age and level of education); p-value of Fisher exact test for binary characteristics (residency and employment status)