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Table 3 Changes in acceptance of gender norms among women in intervention group at post-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 (%) Intervention post-evaluation (%) P value*
Women are more responsible for nurturing and caring for children than men
 Agree 38 (90.4) 25 (59.5) 0.00
 Disagree 4 (9.50) 17 (40.50
Women are more frugal than men
 Agree 42 (100.0) 28 (66.6) 0.00
 Disagree 0 (0.0) 14 (33.4)
Behaving violently to a problem is a masculine way
 Agree 29 (69.0) 25 (59.5) 0.36
 Disagree 13 (30.9) 17 (40.4)
Women must know more household activities than men
 Agree 40 (95.2) 22 (52.3) 0.00
 Disagree 2 (4.8) 20 (47.7)
Women should prepare meals for the family
 Agree 25 (59.5) 10 (23.8) 0.00
 Disagree 17 (33.5) 32 (76.2)
Consuming alcohol and tobacco is a masculine way
 Agree 5 (11.9) 0 (0.0) 0.02
 Disagree 37 (88.0) 42 (100.0)
 Total 42 (100.0) 42 (100.0)  
  1. *Significance level ≤ 0.05