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Table 2 Husband's characteristics of young married women aged 15-24 years and association with lifetime experiences of violence, Rural Nepal, 2009

From: Women's Status and Violence against Young Married Women in Rural Nepal

  All women (N = 1296) Women with lifetime experiences of violence
(N = 673; 51.9%)
Women without lifetime experiences of violence
(N = 623; 48.1%)
  % n % n % n
Current age of husband**       
   15-24 49.7 644 49.0 330 50.4 314
   25-34 47.4 614 46.7 314 48.2 300
   35+ 2.9 38 4.3 29 1.4 9
Husband's education***       
   Illiterate 13.9 180 15.8 106 11.9 74
   Literate up to primary 53.6 695 57.1 384 49.9 311
   Secondary 21.8 282 18.6 125 25.2 157
   Higher secondary and above 10.7 139 8.6 58 13.0 81
Husband's occupation       
   Unemployed 4.9 63 4.8 32 5.0 31
   Agriculture 26.6 345 29.1 196 23.9 149
   Daily wage labor 20.1 261 21.5 145 18.6 116
   Services 21.1 274 19.9 134 22.5 140
   Foreign employment 20.1 260 18.0 121 22.3 139
   Business 7.2 93 6.7 45 7.7 48
Husband's alcohol use***       
   Often 15.7 203 19.5 131 11.6 72
   Sometimes 22.4 290 22.7 153 22.0 137
   Never/rarely 62.0 803 57.8 389 66.5 414
  1. Chi-square test significant at ** p ≤ 0.01, *** p ≤ 0.001