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Table 5 Percentage of young married women reporting experiences of sexual violence by their selected household and interpersonal 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
Household asset index   **  
Poorest 46.0 25.2 250
Poor 46.4 28.3 265
Middle 46.0 28.2 259
Rich 48.7 35.3 261
Richest 44.1 39.1 261
Caste/Ethnicity   ***  
Brahmin/Chhetri 48.2 19.8 324
Tamang 40.4 21.9 324
Tharu 48.2 40.4 324
Muslim 48.2 42.9 324
Frequency of contact with maternal family ** ***  
At least once a week 43.3 29.5 349
Once a month 42.5 25.8 562
Rare/never 54.3 40.8 385
Membership in community groups   ***  
Yes 47.3 34.9 480
No 44.4 25.9 816
Inter-spousal communication *** ***  
None 73.2 69.6 56
Discussed on 1–3 matters 55.5 48.7 119
Discussed on 4–7 matters 43.9 27.5 1121
Total 46.2 31.3 1296
  1. Chi-square test of significant at * p ≤ 0.05; ** p ≤ 0.01; ** *p ≤ 0.001.