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Table 4 Percentage of young married women Nepal reporting experiences of violence in the past 12 months by selected characteristics, Rural Nepal, 2009

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

Characteristics of women Past year % N
Caste/ethnicity***   
Brahmin/Chhetri 23.1 324
Tamang 27.5 324
Tharu 47.2 324
Muslim 45.4 324
Women's education***   
Illiterate 39.1 371
Literate up to primary 38.1 664
Secondary 26.9 212
Higher secondary and above 18.4 49
Women's occupation***   
Do not earn/housewife 34.2 1019
Agriculture/daily wages/poultry farming 47.7 220
Other employment (service/small business) 19.3 57
Inter spousal communication***   
None 75.0 56
Discussed 1-3 matters 53.8 119
Discussed 4-7 matters 31.9 1121
Men are justified to beat their wives   
Not accepting 33.5 161
Partially accepting 35.2 1009
Highly accepting 43.7 126
Women's autonomy***   
Low 45.1 488
Medium 37.2 484
High 28.3 324
Total 35.8 1296
  1. Chi-square test significant at * p ≤ 0.05; ** p ≤ 0.01; ** *p ≤ 0.001