Table 2

Number of co-wives by ethnicity

Ethnicity

Number of co-wives

Total

none

one

two or more

n

%

n

%

n

%

N


Balanta

659

39.8

509

30.7

488

29.5

1656

Beafada

1592

57.5

838

30.3

340

12.3

2770

Fula

768

56.5

414

30.5

176

13.0

1358

other

1274

62.1

566

27.6

211

10.3

2051


Total

4293

54.8

2327

29.7

1217

15.5

7836*


* number of co-wives were not reported for 2 Balanta, 8 Beafada, 3 Fula and 5 other women

Fazzio et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:683   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-683

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