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Table 1 Individual and community-level characteristics of reproductive age women in Ethiopia, EDHS 2016 (n = 15,683)

From: Determinants of wife-beating acceptance among reproductive age women in Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis of 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey

Variable Number Percent
Age
15–19 3380.9 21.6
20–24 2761.8 17.6
25–29 2956.7 18.9
30–34 2345.2 14.9
35–39 1932.1 12.3
40–44 1289.6 8.2
45–49 1016.7 6.5
Religion
Orthodox 6786.2 43.3
Protestant 3674.1 23.4
Muslim 4892.7 31.2
Others* 330.0 2.1
Educational status
No education 7497.9 47.8
Primary 5490.4 35.0
Secondary 1817.5 11.6
Higher 877.2 5.6
Household wealth index
Poorest 2632.8 16.8
Poorer 2809.2 17.9
Middle 2978.2 19.0
Richer 3099.6 19.8
Richest 4163.2 26.7
Marital status
Never married 4036.4 25.7
Married 10,453.7 66.7
Widowed/divorced 1192.9 7.6
Number of living children
None 5185.3 33.1
1–2 3769.5 24.0
3–4 3063.7 19.5
5 and above 3664.5 23.4
Frequency of watching television
Not at all 11,294.6 72.0
Less than once a week 1903.5 12.1
At least once a week 2484.9 15.9
Frequency of listening radio
Not at all 10,485.4 66.9
Less than once a week 2616.7 16.7
At least once a week 2580.9 16.5
Ever chewing chat
No 13,779.4 87.9
Yes 1903.6 12.1
Residence
Urban 3476 22.2
Rural 12,207 77.8
Region
Tigray 1129.0 7.2
Afar 128.2 0.8
Amhara 3714.1 23.7
Oromia 5700.9 36.4
Somali 459.5 2.9
Benishangul 160.4 1.0
SNNP 3288.0 21.0
Gambella 43.7 0.3
Harari 38.5 0.2
Addis Ababa 930.3 6.0
Dire Dawa 90.4 0.6
Community-level of wealth
A low proportion of poor 9078.2 57.9
A high proportion of poor 6604.8 42.1
Community-level of education
A high proportion of educated 4323.5 27.6
A low proportion of educated 11,359.5 72.4
Community-level of television exposure
A low proportion of television exposure 3546.9 22.6
A high proportion of television exposure 12,136.1 77.4
Community-level of radio exposure
A low proportion of radio exposure 5688 36.3
A high proportion of radio exposure 9995 63.7