Table 1

Overview of the distribution of the dependent and main independent variable
Variables (n) values ALL BAN IND
% (n) % (n) % (n)
Education gap (69,298)
Husband higher educated 35.1 (24,306) 26.7 (1,116) 35.6 (23,190)
Wife higher educated 10.5 (7,293) 21.9 (916) 9.8 (6,377)
No gap-high education 31.5 (21,834) 19.5 (818) 32.3 (21,016)
No gap-low education 22.9 (15,865) 31.9 (1,337) 22.3 (14,528)
Violence index (69,771)
No violence experienced 68.6 (47,889) 52.1 (2,185) 69.7 (45,704)
Only less severe violence experienced 21.7 (15,134) 32.1 (1,347) 21.0 (13,787)
Severe violence experienced 9.7 (9,748) 15.8 (662) 9.3 (6,086)
Respondent’s educational level (69,799)
No education 38.6 (26,935) 31.9 (1,337) 39.0 (25,598)
Primary education 16.2 (11,302) 30.5 (1,280) 15.3 (10,022)
Secondary education 36.3 (25,347) 30.0 (1,258) 36.7 (24,089)
Higher 8.9 (6,215) 7.6 (318) 9.0 (5,897)

Overall (ALL; n = 69,805), in Bangladesh 2007 (BAN; n = 4,195), and in India 2005/06 (IND; n = 65,610).

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Rapp et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:467   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-467

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