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Table 4 Percentage of young married women reporting experiences of sexual violence by their selected individual characteristics: Rural Nepal, 2009

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

Background characteristics % reporting life time experience of SV % reporting experience of SV in last 12 months N
Current age of women   ***  
15–17 years 51.9 45.6 79
18–20 years 47.5 35.9 398
21–24 years 45.1 27.6 819
Age at marriage **   
Les than 15 59.3 34.1 91
15–17 48.1 32.1 672
18 and over 41.6 29.6 533
Duration of marriage   ***  
Less than 1 year 52.0 48.8 127
1–2 years 42.5 32.7 318
2–4 years 45.0 28.4 320
5 and more years 47.8 27.9 531
Type of marriage    
Arranged 47.8 31.4 908
Love marriage 42.5 30.9 388
Sex composition of living child   ***  
Childless 46.9 40.6 352
At least one son 46.1 28.0 601
Only daughter 42.3 27.4 343
Woman’s level of education   **  
Illiterate 46.4 34.8 371
Literate up primary (up to 8 years) 47.9 32.5 664
Secondary (9–10 years) 42.9 24.1 212
Higher secondary and above (11 years and above) 36.7 18.4 49
Woman’s occupation   **  
Do not earn/housewife 46.3 30.2 1019
Agriculture/poultry/daily wages 47.7 39.6 220
Other employment (Service/small business) 38.6 17.5 57
Knowledge of sex prior to marriage    
Yes 46.9 33.5 698
No 45.5 28.6 598
Media exposure   *  
No/rare 47.3 33.6 742
Frequent 44.8 28.2 554
Women’ autonomy *** ***  
High 38.9 23.4 488
Moderate 49.2 32.0 484
Low 52.8 42.0 324
Total 46.2 31.3 1296
  1. Chi-square test of significant at * p ≤ 0.05; ** p ≤ 0.01; ** *p ≤ 0.001.