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Table 2 Baseline respondent characteristics

From: An assessment of gender inequitable norms and gender-based violence in South Sudan: a community-based participatory research approach

Characteristic All respondents n=680 Male† n=326 Female† n=352 P*
Age (years)—median (IQR) 34.0 (25.0-45.0) 35.0 (25.0-45.0) 33.0 (25.0-44.5) 0.21
Marital Status—n (%)     <0.0001
Single 120 (17.7) 84 (25.8) 36 (10.2)  
Married 476 (70.0) 210 (64.4) 264 (75.0)  
Widowed or divorced 39 (5.7) 7 (2.2) 32 (9.1)  
Unknown 45 (6.6) 25 (7.7) 20 (5.7)  
Religion**—n (%)     0.86
Christian 419 (61.6) 200 (61.4) 217 (61.6)  
Muslim 40 (5.9) 20 (6.1) 20 (5.7)  
Other 8 (1.2) 5 (1.5) 3 (0.9)  
Unknown 213 (31.3) 101 (31.0) 112 (31.8)  
Ethnicity**—n (%)     0.43
Dinka 209 (30.7) 100 (30.7) 107 (30.4)  
Kakwa 77 (11.3) 39 (12.0) 38 (10.8)  
Shilluk 48 (7.1) 17 (5.2) 31 (8.8)  
Other 141 (20.7) 72 (22.1) 69 (19.6)  
Missing 205 (30.2) 98 (30.1) 107 (30.4)  
Literacy—n (%)     <0.0001
Reads easily 228 (33.5) 141 (43.2) 87 (24.7)  
Reads with difficulty 161 (23.7) 75 (23.0) 86 (24.3)  
Not at all 222 (32.6) 80 (24.5) 140 (39.8)  
Unknown 69 (10.1) 30 (9.2) 39 (11.1)  
Education (years)—median (IQR) 5.0 (0.0-9.0) 7.0 (2.0-10.0) 4.0 (0.0-8.0) <0.0001
  1. IQR=Interquartile range
  2. †2 participants were missing gender data;
  3. *Comparison is between males and females;
  4. **Data missing for Lainya 2009, Ronyi 2009.