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Table 3 Binary regression on approval of wife beating

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

VariablesFemalesMales
Model 1Model 2
Age
 15–241.4***(1.19–1.52)2.2***(1.70–2.74)
 25–341.0(0.92–1.28)1.4**(1.05–1.77)
 35–4911
 50–591.0(0.68–1.32)
Residence
 Urban11
 Rural1.0(0.90–1.16)1.1(0.87–1.42)
Wealth status
 Poorest2.2***(1.77–2.86)1.3(0.84–2.12)
 Poorer2.2***(1.77–2.86)1.4(0.90–2.11)
 Middle2.0***(1.63–2.40)1.5*(1.01–2.20)
 Richer1.4***(1.16–1.69)1.1(0.75–1.62)
 Richest11
Education
 No education4.3***(2.89–6.27)3.0***(1.71–5.36)
 Primary3.3***(2.23–4.82)2.2**(1.28–3.92)
 Secondary2.7***(1.84–3.84)2.1**(1.23–3.45)
 Higher/tertiary11
Ethnicity
 Akan11
 Ga/dangme0.8*(0.61–0.98)1.1(0.71–1.58)
 Ewe0.8*(0.69–0.96)0.5***(0.31–0.66)
 Guan1.5**(1.13–1.97)1.1(0.64–1.96)
 Mole-dagbani0.9(0.79–1.07)1.1(0.80–1.41)
 Grusi1.0(0.78–1.24)1.5(0.99–2.27)
 Gurma2.5***(2.04–3.09)2.0***(1.45–2.84)
 Mande0.7(0.43–1.04)0.7(0.31–1.76)
 Other0.9(0.64–1.32)1.2(0.67–2.25)
Religion
 Christian11
 Islam1.7***(1.44–1.91)0.8(0.64–1.08)
 Traditional/spiritual1.1(0.83–1.50)1.2(0.86–1.72)
 Other1.1(0.85–1.43)1.6**(1.13–2.15)
Frequency of listening to radio
 Not at all11
 Less than once a week0.7***(0.64–0.85)1.3(0.64–1.08)
 At least once a week0.8***(0.69–0.89)0.9(0.62–1.21)
Frequency of reading newspaper/ magazine
 Not at all11
 Less than once a week1.0(0.79–1.15)0.9(0.64–1.15)
 At least once a week0.6***(0.47–0.78)0.6**(0.39–0.80)
Frequency of watching television
 Not at all11
 Less than once a week0.9*(0.74–0.98)0.9(0.70–1.18)
 At least once a week0.8**(0.71–0.92)0.8*(0.59–0.98)
  1. Computed from 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey
  2. p < 0.05* p < 0.01**p < 0.001***