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Table 1 Selected sociodemographic characteristics of women used in study

From: Trends and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in Rwanda: results from the 2015 and 2020 Rwanda Demographic Health Survey (RDHS 2015 and 2020)

  DHS2015 DHS2020
Women (N = 8292) Men (N = 3470) Women (N = 8574) Men (N = 3590)
Respondent's age
15–19 1.2 0.1 0.9 0.1
20–29 32.6 20.9 26.1 14.1
30–39 40.7 37.3 43.2 39.7
40–49 25.4 23.7 29.8 27.6
50 and above   17.9   18.5
Partner's age
15–19 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.9
20–29 21.8 33.2 15.7 24.2
30–39 40.8 39.2 42.2 42.7
40–49 24.4 18.8 28.2 24.0
50–59 12.9 7.8 13.7 8.2
Respondent's education
No education 17.3 16.3 13.8 14.3
Primary 69.1 70.7 65.4 69.0
Secondary 10.5 9.1 15.9 11.6
Higher 3.1 3.9 4.8 5.0
Partner's education
No education 18.3   13.8  
Primary 67.3   66.7  
Secondary 10.4   13.5  
Higher 4.0   5.9  
Respondent's literacy
Cannot read at all 24.1 21.1 19.9 19.9
Able to read only parts of sentence 8.5 8.2 10.2 9.8
Able to read whole sentence 67.4 70.7 69.9 70.3
Respondent 's province
Kigali city 12.3 12.3 11.8 11.3
South 25.2 25.0 23.8 24.3
West 22.6 23.1 22.8 23.2
North 15.8 16.3 16.3 16.6
East 24.2 23.3 25.3 24.6
Respondent's residence
Urban 22.7 21.9 21.6 20.3
Rural 77.3 78.1 78.4 79.7
Respondent's wealth index
Poorest 21.4 17.1 22.4 19.5
Poorer 20.2 20.1 19.2 19.4
Middle 19.1 20.5 19.0 21.2
Richer 18.1 20.7 19.7 20.6
Richest 21.2 21.5 19.7 19.3
Number of household members
1–3 23.6 24.4 22.5 22.4
4–5 40.9 38.7 43.3 41.8
6 and above 35.5 36.9 34.2 35.7
Number of children 5 and under in household
None 29.1   28.7  
1 or 2 66.4   67.6  
3 or 4 4.4   3.7  
5 and above 0.1   0.1