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Table 1 Association Between Respondent’s Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Perception of Intimate Partner Violence, BDHS, 2012

From: Perception of Beninese on intimate partner violence: evidence from 2011-2012 Benin demographic health survey

  Number (n) Intimate partner violence (%) P-value
Gender    0.102
 Man 5145 14.4  
 Woman 16,429 16.2  
Ethnicity    0.0000
 Adja 3302 15.6  
 Bariba 1984 20.6  
 Dendi 787 16.5  
 Fon 9575 15.6  
 Yoa 817 18.8  
 Betamari 1437 18.2  
 Peulh 808 30.4  
 Yoruba 2,53 12.1  
 Other Beninese 87 21.6  
 Other nationality 247 19.2  
Level of education    0.0000
 No education 12,317 18.6  
 Primary 3938 14.5  
 Secondary 4785 11.7  
 Higher 534 4.1  
Age Group (year)   0.2518
 15–24 7276 15.1  
 25–34 7051 16.4  
 35 years et + 7247 15.9  
Matrimonial Status    0.0000
 Never in relation 5544 13.9  
 Married 11,692 17.7  
 Living with partner 3307 13.7  
 Widowed 337 14.5  
 Divorced 159 18.1  
 No longer living together 535 14.1  
Profession    0.2804
 No working 7306 14.8  
 Working 13,438 15.6  
Area    0.0033
 Rural 12,464 17.0  
 Urban 9,11 14.1  
Department    0.0000
 Alibori 1328 11.8  
 Atacora 1825 14.6  
 Atlantique 2482 19.7  
 Borgou 1757 25.8  
 Collines 1,68 18.0  
 Couffo 1544 16.5  
 Donga 1231 16.3  
 Littoral 2485 14.8  
 Mono 1349 16.5  
 Ouémé 2405 14.4  
 Plateau 1354 9.8  
 Zou 2134 16.3  
Religion    0.0000
 Voodoo/Traditional 3083 19.4  
 Islam 5176 18.5  
 Christian 11,864 14.3  
 Other Religion 418 13.1  
 No Religion 1033 14.7  
Quintile    0.0000
 Poorest 4146 17.7  
 Poorer 4411 17.1  
 Middle 4469 17.5  
 Richer 4,69 14.3  
 Richest 3858 12.7  
Who makes spending decisions?    0.0045
 The woman 1466 20.61  
 The woman or the man 2839 16.04  
 The man 9983 15.44  
  1. Note. BDHS = Benin Demographic Health Survey