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Table 2 Acceptance of gender norms among women in pre-evaluation

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

Norm Intervention pre-evaluation (%) Control pre-evaluation (%) P value*
Women are more responsible for nurturing and caring for children than men
 Agree 38 (90.4) 28 (93.3) 0.67
 Disagree 4 (9.6) 2 (6.6)
Women are more frugal than men
 Agree 42 (100.0) 29 (96.6) 0.23
 Disagree 0 (0.0) 1 (3.3)
Behaving violently to a problem is a masculine way
 Agree 29 (69.0) 24 (80.0) 0.29
 Disagree 13 (30.9) 6 (20.0)
Women must know more household activities than men
 Agree 40 (95.2) 26 (86.6) 0.19
 Disagree 2 (4.8) 4 (13.4)
Women should prepare meals for the family
 Agree 25 (59.5) 20 (66.6) 0.54
 Disagree 17 (33.5) 10 (33.3)
Consuming alcohol and tobacco is a masculine way
 Agree 5 (11.9) 11 (36.6) 0.06
 Disagree 37 (88.0) 19 (63.4)
 Total 42 (100.0) 30 (100.0)  
  1. *Significance level ≤ 0.05