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Table 1 Descriptive Characteristics of the study population

From: The effect of a community based health promotion intervention to change gender norms among women in a rural community in Sri Lanka

Characteristics Intervention group (%) Control group (%) χ2 P value*
Age groups (Yrs)
 19–22 4 (9.5) 3 (10.0) 2.501 0.29
 23–26 11 (26.3) 13 (43.3)
 27 and above 27 (64.2) 14 (46.7)
Occupations of the women
 Housewife 34 (81.0) 22 (73.3) 1.685 0.43
 Farmer 8 (19.0) 7 (23.3)
 Other 0 (0) 1 (3.3)
Education levels of the women
 Up to grade 8 8 (19.0) 5 (16.7) 1.410 0.40
 Pass GCE Ordinary Level 21 (50.0) 19 (63.3)
 Pass GCE Advanced Level 13 (31.1) 6 (20.0)
Occupations of the husbands
 Security forces/police 31 (73.8) 16 (53.3) 5.120 0.08
 Farmers/carpenters 8 (19.0) 13 (43.3)
 Government office workers/teachers 3 (7.2) 1 (3.4)
 Total 42 (100.0) 30 (100.0)
  1. *Significance level ≤ 0.05