Table 1

Demographic characteristics of respondents (n = 1717)
Variables Abhoynagar % Mirsarai %
n = 854 n = 863
Age in years Wife n = 433 Husband n = 421 Total n = 854 Wife n = 439 Husband n = 424 Total n = 863
<20 23.1 0.0 11.8 13.8 0.2 7.2
20–24 38.2 14.6 26.7 39.1 7.4 23.7
25–29 23.3 34.7 28.9 30.5 22.7 26.7
30–34 10.8 20.3 15.4 12.0 28.7 20.1
35–39 4.1 15.6 9.7 3.8 19.9 11.6
40+ 0.5 14.8 7.5 0.9 21.1 10.7
Median age in years 22 30 26 24 32 28
Education/schooling
No school; can’t sign 1.4 4.3 2.8 4.1 9.3 6.6
No school; can sign 8.5 11.0 9.7 13.1 21.5 17.2
Primary school incomplete (1–5 years) 12.6 22.5 17.4 11.7 20.8 16.1
Primary school complete 11.7 9.1 10.4 8.1 6.0 7.1
Secondary school incomplete (6–10 years) 55.6 37.1 46.5 53.5 28.9 41.6
Secondary school complete 5.5 6.0 5.7 4.5 7.2 5.8
High school incomplete 0.9 2.4 1.6 2.9 0.7 1.9
High school complete 2.7 5.3 4.0 2.0 2.6 2.3
Degree/graduation complete 0.2 1.4 0.8 0.0 1.9 0.9
Other 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0 1.0 0.5
Occupation
Housewife 98.4 0.0 50.3 99.3 0.0 51.1
Farmer/agriculture 0.5 20.3 10.2 0.0 16.7 8.1
Small trade 0.0 24.6 12.0 0.0 31.6 15.3
Day laborer 0.2 15.1 7.5 0.7 10.5 5.5
Rickshaw/van puller 0.0 6.7 3.3 0.0 6.0 2.9
Hawker 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 1.0 0.5
Driver 0.0 2.2 1.1 0.0 5.7 2.8
Petty job 0.5 22.7 11.3 0.0 19.9 9.6
Unemployed 0.0 3.7 1.9 0.0 5.5 2.7
Other 0.5 4.3 2.3 0.0 3.1 1.5
Number of children Abhoynagar % Mirsarai %
n = 854 n = 863
0 20.5 21.8
1 37.2 32.9
2 25.1 23.3
3 12.6 14.1
4+ 25.1 7.9

Coffey et al.

Coffey et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:44   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-44

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