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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents stratified for presence or absence of intimate partner violence in the preceding 12 months

From: Intimate partner violence among women with HIV infection in rural Uganda: critical implications for policy and practice

Characteristic All participants Number (percentage) History of IPV Number (percentage) No history of IPV Number (percentage)
Age group of respondent    
24 years or less 125 (39.4) 22 (40.0) 103 (39.3)
Above 24 years 192 (60.6) 33 (60.0) 159 (60.7)
Religion of respondent    
Catholic 120 (38.0) 14 (25.5) 106 (40.5)
Protestant 168 (53.2) 28 (50.9) 130 (49.6)
Moslem 16 (5.1) 2 (3.6) 14 (5.3)
Others 12 (3.8) 1 (1.8) 11 (4.2)
*Education level of respondent    
No formal education 27 (8.5) 7 (12.7) 20 (7.6)
Primary level 157 (50.0) 35 (63.6) 123 (46.9)
Secondary level 81 (25.6) 11 (20.0) 70 (26.7)
University or higher than secondary 50 (15.8) 2 (3.6) 48 (18.3)
Drinking    
Yes 34 (10.8) 6 (10.9) 28 (10.7)
No 283 (89.2) 49 (89.1) 233 (89.3)
Parity    
1 52 (16.4) 8 (14.5) 44 (16.8)
4-Feb 101 (31.9) 21 (38.2) 80 (30.5)
5 and above 164 (51.7) 26 (47.3) 138 (50.7)
Marital status of respondent    
Single 23 (7.3) 2 (3.6) 21 (8.0)
Currently married 227 (71.6) 48 (87.4) 179 (68.3)
Ever married 67 (21.1) 5 (9.0) 62 (25.7)
Type of marriage if currently married    
Monogamous 200 (88.2) 48 (87.3) 179 (74.3)
Polygamous 117 (11.8) 5 (12.7) 62 (25.7)
*Education level of spouse    
No formal education 9 (3.6) 3 (5.5) 6 (2.3)
Primary level 96 (41.0) 23 (41.8) 73 (27.8)
Secondary level 92 (39.3) 19 (48.2) 73 (27.8)
University or higher than secondary 37 (15.8) 3 (5.5) 34 (42.1)
  1. Key: * The respondents who reported history of IPV in the preceding 12 months were comparable to those who did not (p > 0.05) except level of education (of the respondents) (p-value = 0.002) and level of education of their spouses (p-value = 0.037).