Table 1

Proportion of women in the Niger Delta with tolerant attitudes toward violence by predictor indicators

Variables

Niger Delta

Other women


n

(%)

n

(%)


Demographic characteristics

Age

15 – 18

23

5

102

4

19–23

97

21

449

20

24–28

143

31

687

31

29–33

92

20

450

20

34+

105

23

59

25

Marital status

Never married

5

1

24

1

Currently married

436

95

2158

96

Formerly married

19

4

65

3

Place of residence

Urban

107

23

789

35

Rural

353

77

1458

65

Ethnic affiliation

Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri

225

49

1169

52

Igbo

18

4

154

7

Yoruba

26

6

250

11

Others

191

41

674

30

Religious affiliation

Christian

160

35

704

31

Islam

292

63

1419

63

Traditional/other

8

2

51

2

Socio-economic characteristics

Highest level of education

No education

272

59

1265

56

Primary

115

25

519

23

Secondary or higher

73

16

463

21

Occupation

Professional/Technical/Management

9

2

70

3

Clerical, sales, services, skilled manual

189

41

1026

46

Agric. self., Agric. employee, household & domestic, unskilled manual

96

21

382

17

Not working

166

36

769

34

Wealth index

Poor

234

51

737

33

Middle

182

40

746

33

Rich

44

9

764

33

Decision-making autonomy

Final say on own health

Not at all

373

81

1864

83

Full or partial

87

19

371

17

Final say on large household purchases

Not at all

381

83

1876

84

Full or partial

79

17

351

16

Final say on household purchases for daily needs

Not at all

327

71

1602

72

Full or partial

133

29

630

28

Final say on visits to family or relatives

Not at all

294

64

1485

67

Full or partial

166

36

741

33

Final say on food to be cooked

Not at all

275

60

1240

56

Full or partial

185

40

990

44

Access to media

Reads newspaper or magazine

Not at all

427

93

1959

88

Yes

27

7

276

12

Listens to radio

Not at all

154

33

544

24

Yes

306

67

1701

76

Watches television

Not at all

324

70

1475

66

Yes

136

30

772

34

Literacy level

Literacy

Cannot read/cannot read fully

364

80

1617

73

Can read fully

93

20

602

27


Antai and Antai BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:12   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-12

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