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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of women who have and have not experienced IPV in last 12 months

From: Prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence against women in conflict affected northern Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Total participant women Experience of IPV in last 12 months No experience of IPV in last 12 months P*
Number of women 409 228 (55.7) 181 (44.3)  
Age of women (mean, SD) 32.98 (11.5) 31.35 (9.79) 35.03 (12.12) 0.01
Number of children per woman (mean, SD)
 Living 4.29 (2.36) 4.29 (2.39) 4.30 (2.34) 0.983
 Dead 0.54 (1.16) 0.49 (0.94) 0.60 (1.39) 0.319
Literacy (number, %)
 Able to read 107 (26.2) 60 (26.3) 47 (26) 0.936
 Able to write 123 (30.1) 68 (29.8) 55 (30.4) 0.902
Highest education level (number, %)
 None 79 (19.3) 31 (13.6) 48 (26.5) 0.005
 Some primary 269 (65.8) 164 (71.9) 105 (58) 0.001
 Completed primary 48 (11.7) 28 (12.3) 20 (11.0) 0.038
 Completed secondary or further 12 (2.9) 3 (1.3) 8 (4.4) 0.447
Ever used contraception (number, %) 270 (66) 161 (70.6) 109 (60.2) 0.052
Women aged 16 to 49 (number, %) 375 (91.69) 220 (58.7) 155 (41.3) 0.0005
Currently using contraception (number, %) 135 (36) 82 (37.3) 53 (34.2) 0.585
HIV test in last 12 months (number, %) 291 (71.1) 169 (74.1) 122 (67.4) 0.234
HIV positive (number, %) 53 (13) 33 (14.8) 20 (11.4) 0.409
Marital status (number, %)
 Currently married 191 (46.7) 109 (47.8) 82 (45.3) 0.0005
 Living with a man, not married 126 (30.8) 84 (36.8) 42 (23.3) 0.003
 Regular sexual partner, living apart 22 (5.4) 13 (5.7) 9 (5.0) 0.755
 Not currently involved in sexual relationship 69 (16.9) 22 (9.6) 47 (26) 0.0005
Age of partner (mean, SD) 38.27 (12.35) 37.06 (11.43) 40.15 (13.49) 0.028
Dwelling with partner’s relatives in current or most recent relationship (number, %) 321 (78.5) 188 (82.5) 133 (73.5) 0.175
Partner’s occupation (number, %)
 Professional 28 (6.8) 17 (7.5) 11 (6.1) 0.096
 Semi-skilled 37 (9.0) 16 (7.0) 21 (11.6) 0.165
 Military/police 18 (4.4) 7 (3.1) 11 (6.1) 0.152
 Other 8 (2.0) 4 (1.8) 4 (2.2) 0.589
 Unskilled/manual 292 (71.4) 181 (79.4) 111 (61.3) 0.895
Partner’s alcohol intake (number, %)
 Daily 137 (33.5) 93 (40.8) 44 (24.3) 0.041
 Once or twice per week 56 (13.7) 29 (12.7) 27 (14.9) 0.334
 One to three times per month 15 (3.7) 7 (3.1) 8 (4.4) 0.378
 Less than once per month 9 (2.2) 6 (2.6) 3 (1.7) 0.581
 Never 173 (42.3) 90 (39.5) 83 (45.9) 0.043
  1. *T-test for quantitative and χ2 for categorical data, testing difference between women who had and had not experienced IPV in previous 12 months