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Table 2 Description of indices

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

Index Coding Questions used in survey
Women’s autonomy 1 = High autonomy · Generally who makes decisions about purchasing domestic goods?
2 = Medium autonomy  
3 = Low autonomy · Generally who makes decisions about you giving birth or not?
· Generally who makes decisions about the number of children you should have?
· Generally who makes decisions about your using or not using a family planning method?
· Are you able to visit friends or relatives without permission of your husband or other family members
· Are you able to visit the health centre or hospital without permission of your husband or other family members?
· Are you able to visit any organization without permission of your husband or other family members?
· Are you able to hold any group membership in the community without permission of your husband or other family members?
· Are you able to spend money without permission of your husband or other family members?
· Do you earn something to contribute to the family income?
· In general do you talk to your husband about money matters?
· In general do you talk to your husband about things that worry you?
· In general do you talk to your husband about things that worry him?
How easy do you feel in sharing your feelings with your husband?
Inter-Spousal Communication 0 = None In general, would you say you talk to your (current or most recent) husband/partner about the the following topics:
1 = Discussed on 1–3 matters · Money matters
2 = Discussed on 4 or more matters · Things that have happened to him in the day
· Things that happen to you during the day
· Things that worry you
· Your feelings, love
· Things that worry him
His feelings, love
Whether or not the household have
Household wealth index 1 = Poorest · electricity
2 = Poor · a radio
3 = Middle · a television
4 = Rich · a telephone
5 = Richest · a gas stove
· a kerosene stove
· tap water,
· a bicycle or a motorbike or tractor
· type of floor of house
· type of roof of house
number of rooms
Exposure to media 0 = No/rare exposure · How often do you read newspapers and magazines?
  1 = Frequent exposure to all three media · How often do you listen to the radio?
   · How often do you view television?