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Table 2 Socio - demographic and psychosocial characteristics. N = 573 women

From: Prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with symptoms of depression; a cross-sectional study based on a female population sample in Sweden

Characteristics Percent% Number
Age groups
 18–25 10.5 60
 26–35 23.6 135
 36–45 22.5 129
 46–55 20.9 120
 56–65 22.5 129
Civil status
 Single/ widowed/ divorced 14.8 85
 Boyfriend/ girlfriend 11.2 64
 Married/ cohabitant/ registered partnership 73.3 420
Duration of present relationship
  > 10 years 50.3 288
 4-10 years 20.1 115
  ≤ 3 years 14.3 82
Country of birth
 Sweden 90.6 519
 Other Nordic country 2.6 15
 Other European country 3.1 18
 Country outside of Europe 3.7 21
Educational level
 University 47.1 270
 High school (10–12 years) 36.8 211
 Elementary school (≤ 9 years) 15.9 91
Employment status
 Employed 69.7 396
 Student 6.2 35
 Early retirement pension/Retired 8.2 47
 Sick leave (more than 3 months) 1.4 8
 Parental leave or leave of absence 6.2 35
 Unemployed 4.0 23
 Home-worker, taking care of the household & other 4.2 24
Grown up with- and witnessed IPV
 No/ Unsure 91.3 523
 Yes 7.7 44
Access to social support
 Good 62.8 360
 Poor 34.4 197