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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Association between intimate partner violence and the use of maternal health care services among married Malawian women

Variable n (%) 95% CI
Woman’s age (years)
 15–24 983 (36.2) 33.7–38.8
 25–34 1242 (45.8) 43.4–48.2
 ≥ 35 487 (18.0)  
Woman’s educational level
 No formal education 342 (12.6) 11.1 – 14.4
 Primary 1793 (66.1) 63.8 – 68.3
 Secondary and higher 577 (21.3) 19.2 – 23.4
Household wealth
 Poor 1180 (43.5) 40.7–46.3
 Middle 544 (20.1) 18.2–22.0
 Rich 988 (36.4) 33.5–39.4
Region
 Northern 336 (12.4) 10.5–14.6
 Central 1273 (46.9) 43.8–50.1
 Southern 1103 (40.7) 37.9–43.5
Residence
 Urban 370 (13.6) 11.0–16.7
 Rural 2342 (86.4) 86.4–89.0
Media exposure
 No 1647 (60.7) 58.2–63.2
 Yes 1065 (39.3) 39.3–41.8
Perceived distance to HF
 No problem 1171 (43.2) 40.3–46.1
 Problem 1540 (56.8) 53.8–59.7
Partner age
 15–29 989 (36.4) 34.2–38.8
 30–44 1482 (54.7) 52.2–57.1
 ≥ 45 241 (8.9) 7.7–10.3
Partner education
 No formal education 216 (8.0) 6.6–9.5
 Primary 1617 (59.6) 57.2–62.1
 Secondary and tertiary 879 (32.4) 29.9–35.0
  1. CI confidence interval, HF health facility