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Table 4 Changes in acceptance of gender norms among women in control 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 Control pre-evaluation (%) Control pre-evaluation (%) P value*
Women are more responsible for nurturing and caring for children than men
 Agree 28 (93.3) 28 (93.3) 1.00
 Disagree 2 (6.7) 2 (6.7)
Women are more frugal than men
 Agree 29 (96.6) 28 (93.3) 0.55
 Disagree 1 (3.3) 2 (6.7)
Behaving violently to a problem is a masculine way
 Agree 24 (80.0) 22 (73.3) 0.54
 Disagree 6 (20.0) 8 (26.6)
Women must know more household activities than men
 Agree 26 (86.6) 26 (86.6) 1.00
 Disagree 4 (13.3) 4 (13.3)
Women should prepare meals for the family
 Agree 20 (66.6) 19 (63.3) 0.79
 Disagree 10 (33.3) 11 (36.6)
Consuming alcohol and tobacco is a masculine way
 Agree 11 (36.6) 12 (40.0) 0.79
 Disagree 19 (63.4) 18 (60.0)
 Total 30 (100.0) 30 (100.0)  
  1. *Significance level ≤ 0.05