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Table 3 Reported wife’s household decision-making involvement and IPV attitudes among married men in need of contraception in Afghanistan, 2017 (n = 885)

From: Factors associated with reported modern contraceptive use among married men in Afghanistan

VariableIDP (n = 265)
n (%)
Total (n = 885)
n (%)
Wife’s involvement in household decision-making: wife involved in decision, by decision type
 How income is spent105 (39.6)560 (63.3)
 Making major household purchases124 (46.8)600 (67.8)
 Health care for family139 (52.5)637 (72.0)
Wife’s involvement in household decision-making: combined variable
 Wife not involved in decisions96 (36.2)179 (20.2)
 Wife involved in some decisions89 (33.6)216 (24.4)
 Wife involved in all decisions80 (30.2)490 (55.4)
Attitudes towards IPV: Agrees that a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife if:
 She goes out without telling him(n = 263)(n = 871)
116 (44.1)275 (31.6)
 She neglects the children (n = 875)
55 (20.8)152 (17.4)
 She argues with him(n = 260)(n = 867)
59 (22.7)167 (19.3)
 She burns the food(n = 262)(n = 872)
32 (12.2)80 (9.2)
 She refuses to have sex with him(n = 245)(n = 801)
51 (20.8)116 (14.5)
Attitudes towards IPV: combined variable(n = 253)(n = 831)
 IPV justified in ≥1 circumstance145 (57.3)386 (46.5)
 IPV not justified in any circumstance108 (42.7)445 (53.5)