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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants

From: Women’s approval of domestic physical violence against wives: analysis of the Ghana demographic and health survey

Characteristics Number Percent
Age groups (N = 4917)
  15-24 1903 38.8
  25-34 1478 30.2
  35-49 1536 31.0
Level of education (N = 10603)
  No education 3160 29.8
  Primary 2111 19.9
  Secondary 5007 47.2
  Higher 325 3.1
Occupation (N = 10,566)
  Working 7998 75.7
  Not working 2568 24.3
Marital status (N = 10,607)   
  Never married 3055 28.8
  Currently married 6644 62.6
  Formerly married 908 8.6
Place of residence (N = 10,607)
  Urban 4536 42.8
  Rural 6071 57.2
  Religion (N = 10,603)   
  Christian 7794 73.5
  Traditional 476 4.5
  Moslem 1845 17.4
  Others 488 4.6
Wealth Index (N = 10,607)
  Poorest 2428 22.9
  Poor 1920 18.1
  Middle 1887 17.8
  Rich 2104 19.8
  Richest 2268 21.4
  1. N = Number; % = Percentage of N