Table 1

Sample description (married and cohabiting women only)
% (weighted) %(unweighted) n
Residence
  Urban 61.1% 58.5% 5,924
  Rural 38.9 41.5 4,195
Education
  None 6.4 6.2 630
  Primary 51.4 50.5 5,109
  Secondary 28.3 28.0 2,829
  Higher 14.0 15.3 1,551
SES
  First quintile 18.5 20.3 2,054
  Second quintile 19.1 19.5 1,976
  Third quintile 21.0 19.9 2,018
  Fourth quintile 22.0 20.8 2,108
  Fifth quintile 19.3 19.4 1,963
Respondent’s work status
  Working 66.3 64.5 6,511
  Not working 33.7 35.5 3,577
Region
  La Paz 29.2 18.7 1,895
  Chuquisaca 5.7 8.7 881
  Cochabamba 17.7 13.0 1,315
  Oruro 5.2 8.4 854
  Potosí 10.2 10.6 1,079
  Tarija 4.7 9.8 987
  Santa Cruz 22.9 18.8 1,897
  Beni 3.6 7.1 718
  Pando 0.7 4.8 493
Respondent’s age
  15-24 17.2 18.1 1,831
  25-34 38.5 37.7 3,816
  35-44 32.0 31.9 3,231
  45-49 12.4 12.3 1,241
Respondent’s marital status
  Married 62.8 61.1 6,178
  Cohabiting 37.2 39.0 3,941
Partner’s age
  14-24 10.0 10.2 1,029
  25-34 34.2 34.0 3,439
  35-44 33.6 33.2 3,353
  45+ 22.2 22.7 2,290
Partner’s age, relative to respondent
  Same age or younger 29.0 28.2 2,851
  1-5 years older 44.3 44.2 4,465
  6 or more years older 26.7 27.6 2,795
Partner’s education
  None 1.5 1.8 181
  Primary 44.0 44.5 4,502
  Secondary 35.9 33.9 3,429
  Higher 18.5 19.8 1,997
Education differences between partners
  Wife is more educated 21.6 23.2 5,348
  Same level of education 23.4 24.0 2,425
  Husband is more educated 55.0 52.8 2,334
Respondent experienced physical abuse in childhood
  No 28.3 29.0 2,930
  Yes 71.7 71.0 7,184
Respondent experienced psychological abuse in childhood
  No 57.6 59.7 6,033
  Yes 42.4 40.4 4,081
Respondent reports father beat mother
  No 46.1 48.1 5,250
  Yes/Don’t know 53.9 51.9 4,860
Respondent’s experience with intimate partner violence in last 12 months
  None 52.8 53.0 5,365
  Psychological abuse only 21.1 20.8 2,106
  Physical abuse (no sexual) 19.2 19.1 1,933
  Sexual abuseΨ 6.9 7.1 715
Total 100% 100% 10,119

Ψ Most victims of sexual abuse also experienced psychological and/or physical abuse.

Meekers et al.

Meekers et al. BMC Women's Health 2013 13:28   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-28

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