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Table 1 Description of measures

From: The prevalence and determinants of sexual violence against young married women by husbands in rural Nepal

Variable Coding Description
Household and individual level
Age of women at time of survey Continuous Completed age of woman at the time of survey in years
Age of woman at marriage 1 = Under 15 years Age of woman at marriage in years
2 = 15–17 years
3 = 18 and over
Type of marriage 1 = Love marriage Self-reported. A love marriage is a marriage in which participant and her husband decided themselves to get married.
2 = Arranged marriage An arranged marriage is one in which family members decided that the couple would get married.
Sex composition of the child 0 = No child Sex composition of the living child
1 = At least one son
2 = Only daughter
Caste/ethnicity 1 = Brahmin/Chhetri Caste/Ethnicity of the woman
2 = Tamang
3 = Tharu
4 = Muslims
Woman’s education 0 = Illiterate/never been to school Number of years of education completed by the women
1 = Literate up to 8 class/NFE
2 = Secondary
3 = Higher secondary and above
Women’s occupation 1 = Do not earn/housewife Occupation of the woman at the time of survey
2 = Agriculture/daily wage/livestock
3 = Other employment/small business
Membership in community groups 0 = No Membership of a community group
1 = Yes
Current age of husband 1 = 15–24 years Completed age of husband at the time of survey
2 = 25–34 years
3 = 35 and above years
Husband’s level of education 0 = Illiterate/never been to school Number of years of education completed by the women’s husband
1 = Literate up to 8 class/NFE, 2 = Secondary
3 = Higher secondary and above
Husband’s occupation 1 = Unemployed Occupation of the woman’s husband at the time of survey
2 = Agriculture
3 = Daily wage labor
4 = Service
5 = Foreign employment
6 = Business
Husband’s alcohol consumption 1 = Often Frequency of alcohol consumption of husband
  2 = Sometimes  
  3 = Never/rarely