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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the discussants, East Wollega zone, December, 2011 to January, 2012 (n = 115)

From: Intimate partner violence against women in west Ethiopia: a qualitative study on attitudes, woman’s response, and suggested measures as perceived by community members

Characteristics Categories Frequency (Percent)
Place of residence Urban 34 (30)
  Rural 81 (70)
Sex Male 55 (48)
  Female 60 (52)
Educational status Illiterate 8 (6)
  Read and write 4 (4)
  Primary education 19 (17)
  Secondary education 36 (31)
  Tertiary education 48 (42)
Occupation Employee 48 (42)
  Religious leader 18 (16)
  Local elderly 25 (21)
  Adults (community residents) 24 (21)
  1. NB- Employees were from the offices of administration, health, education, police, prosecutor, court, women’s affairs, social affairs, and non-governmental organization.