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Table 3 Violence domain stratified by gender and age

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

Survey question Response Male (n=326) Female (n=352) P*   Age ≤35 yrs (n=367) Age >35 yrs (n=313) P*
A woman should tolerate violence in order to keep her family together Agree 263 (80.7) 289 (82.1) 0.53 Agree 304 (82.8) 250 (79.9) 0.42
Disagree 61 (18.7) 59 (16.8)   Disagree 61 (16.2) 59 (18.9)  
Missing 2 (0.6) 4 (1.1)   Missing 2 (0.5) 4 (1.3)  
There are times when a woman deserves to be beaten Agree 205 (62.9) 240 (68.2) 0.13 Agree 250 (68.1) 197 (62.9) 0.21
Disagree 120 (36.8) 110 (31.3)   Disagree 117 (31.9) 113 (36.1)  
Missing 1 (0.3) 2 (0.6)   Missing 0 (0.0) 3 (1.0)  
It is okay for a man to hit his wife if she won’t have sex with him Agree 121 (37.1) 167 (47.4) 0.005 Agree 151 (41.1) 138 (44.1) 0.39
Disagree 202 (62.0) 180 (51.1)   Disagree 213 (58.4) 170 (54.3)  
Missing 3 (0.9) 5 (1.4)   Missing 3 (0.8) 5 (1.6)  
If someone insults a man, he should defend his reputation, with force if he has to Agree 166 (50.9) 209 (59.4) 0.01 Agree 198 (54.0) 179 (57.2) 0.26
Disagree 158 (48.5) 134 (38.1)   Disagree 166 (45.2) 126 (40.3)  
Missing 2 (0.6) 9 (2.6)   Missing 3 (0.8) 8 (2.6)  
If a woman is beaten by her husband, she should not tell anyone Agree 181 (55.5) 196 (55.7) 0.94 Agree 190 (51.8) 189 (60.4) 0.03
Disagree 143 (43.9) 153 (43.5)   Disagree 174 (47.4) 122 (39.0)  
Missing 2 (0.6) 3 (0.9)   Missing 3 (0.8) 2 (0.6)  
If a girl or woman is raped, it is better for her to keep it to herself Agree 106 (32.5) 110 (31.2) 0.72 Agree 126 (34.3) 91 (29.1) 0.18
Disagree 216 (66.3) 238 (67.6)   Disagree 239 (65.1) 216 (69.0)  
Missing 4 (1.2) 4 (1.1)   Missing 2 (0.5) 6 (1.9)  
  1. *Missing data category not included in comparisons