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Table 2 Justification of wife beating

From: Understanding the endorsement of wife beating in Ghana: evidence of the 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey

Explanatory VariableFemales (N = 9387)Males (N = 4387)
%n%n
Wife beating justified if wife goes out without telling husband
 No83.5783893.44096
 Yes16.515496.6288
Wife beating justified if wife neglects the children
 No79.0741991.84027
 Yes21.019688.2359
Wife beating justified if wife argues with husband
 No84.4791994.14128
 Yes15.614685.9258
Wife beating justified if wife refuses to have sex with husband
 No87.2824395.24177
 Yes12.811444.8209
Wife beating justified if wife burns food
 No92.6869197.24265
 Yes7.46962.8121
At least one justification of wife beating
 No71.7673187.53838
 Yes28.3265612.5548
  1. Computed from 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey