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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of women stratified by experience of gender based violence in a public health care setting

From: Gender-based violence screening methods preferred by women visiting a public hospital in Pune, India

N = 300 Overall GBV experience = Yes
N (%)
70 (23.3)
GBV
experience = No
N (%)
230 (69.7)
P-Value
Characteristics
 Age (Yrs), Median (IQR) 25 (22–30) 24 (25–28) 25 (22–30) 0.17
Marital Status
 Married 267 (89.0) 60 (86) 207(90.0) 0.35
 Separated/Divorced 032 (11.0) 10 (14.3) 022(10.0)
Family type
 Nuclear 179 (59.5) 41 (58.5) 138(60.0) 0.88
 Joint 119 (39.5) 29 (41.3) 090(39.0)
Employment status
 Employed 092 (31.0) 11 (15.7) 058 (25.0) 0.12
 Not employed 207(69.0) 59(84.2) 166 (72.1)
Educational Status
 Illiterate 058 (19.4) 11 (15.7) 047(20.4) 0.28
 Primary 062 (20.7) 19 (27.0) 044(19.1)
 = > Secondary 179 (60.1) 40 (56.5) 137(59.4)
Awareness about GBV support Organization
 Yes 067 (23.0) 21(30.5) 046(20.0) 0.05
 No 226 (76.0) 48(69.5) 179 (77.8)
GBV screening done in health care setting.
 Yes 030 (10.1) 09 (12.8) 26(11.3) 0.65
 No 269 (89.9) 61(87.1) 204(88.6)
Do women want to be asked about GBV in Hospital
 Yes 212 (71.9) 54 (77.14) 159(69.1) 0.20
 No 083 (28.1) 15(21.4) 068(30.0)
Preferred Health Provider to inquire about violence
 Doctor 009 (3.0) 03 (4.35) 006(2.6) 0.45
 Counselor/Nurse 228 (76.0) 57(81.4) 171 (74.3)
 Others 055(18.3) 10 (14.2) 045(19.5)
Preferred technique for GBV screening
 Face to face interview 247 (83.0) 53 (75.7) 194 (84.3) 0.15
 Completing a survey 043 (14.3) 12 (17.1) 031(13.4)
 Computerized/mobile tool 034 (11.0) 12 (17.1) 022(09.5)
HIV Status*
 Positive 102 (64.0) 28 (70.0) 74 (62.1) 0.45
 Negative 57 (36.0) 12 (30.0) 45 (38.0)
  1. *HIV status: Unknown: 139 Women did not know their HIV status when interviewed for GBV