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Table 4 Weighted Characteristics for Violence and Gender Opinions

From: A mixed methods assessment of barriers to maternal, newborn and child health in Gogrial West, South Sudan

Characteristic N/Total Respondents, Female Females
Weighted % (95% CI)
N/Total Respondents Male Males
Weighted % (95% CI)
Beatings by spouse 850/860 20.2 (17.5,22.9)   
Degrading, insulting behavior from family on a regular basis 830/860 20.3 (17.6,23.1) 139/144 16.7 (10.5,22.9)
 Age of marriage > 18 years 429/860 26.9 (22.7,31.2)   
 Age of marriage < 18 years 386/860 13.5 (10.0,16.9)   
Forced to engage in sexual intercourse against will 845/860 6.4 (4.7,8.0) 143/144 5.1 (1.5,8.7)
 Age of marriage > 18 years 429/860 8.9 (6.2,11.6)   
 Age of marriage < 18 years 386/860 3.9 (2.0,5.9)   
Pregnancies lost due to violence 820/860 7.4 (5.6,9.2)   
 Type of violence 55/860 16.9 (7.0,26.8)   
  Direct Assault   1.9 (0.0,5.4)   
  Mob violence   6.4 (0.0,12.8)   
  Conflict   20.9 (10.2,31.7)   
  Domestic violence   18.9 (8.6,29.3)   
  Neighbor violence   8.9 (1.3,16.4)   
  Prefer not to say   26.1 (14.5,37.7)   
  Don’t know/remember     
Husband has a right to beat a wife if she disobeys 849/860 68.6 (65.5,71.7) 144/144 61.4 (53.5,69.4)
 Age of marriage > 18 years 429/860 64.2 (59.7,68.8)   
 Age of marriage < 18 years 386/860 75.2 (70.9,79.5)   
I/my wife has a right to refuse sex 853/860 58.5 (55.1,61.8) 142/144 52 (43.8,60.2)
 Age of marriage > 18 years 429/860 48.2 (43.5,52.9)   
 Age of marriage < 18 years 386/860 35.0 (30.3,39.8)   
My husband has/I have the right to have sex with me/my wife even if I don’t/she does not want to 855/860 36 (32.8,39.2) 142/144 36.6 (28.7,44.5)
 Age of marriage > 18 years 429/860 42.1 (37.4,46.8)   
 Age of marriage < 18 years 386/860 31.2 (26.6,35.8)   
My husband/I would allow me/my wife to use birth control if I wanted to use it 840/860 9.8 (7.8,11.8) 144/144 9.5 (4.7,14.3)
My husband/I would use condoms if I/my wife asked 846/860 7.8 (6.0,9.6) 144/144 6.0 (2.1,9.9)