Table 1

Individual women and residential community characteristics in Bangladesh (Bangladesh violence against women survey 2015; weighted n=32 697 808; unweighted n=14 557, community n=911)

Individual-level characteristics/social locations% of women95% CIWeighted
N
1. Younger age
 Younger age (<30 years)34.133.0 to 35.111 136 843
 Older age (≥30 years)65.964.9 to 67.021 560 965
2. Lower level of education
 Lower education (<5th grade)49.247.9 to 50.616 091 353
 Higher education (≥5th grade)50.849.4 to 52.116 606 456
3. Earns an income
 Yes19.117.7 to 20.66 239 795
 No80.979.4 to 82.326 458 013
4. Lives in poverty
 Yes23.021.5 to 24.57 505 118
 No77.075.5 to 78.525 192 690
5. Male intimate partner physical violence experience
 Yes25.123.8 to 26.58 210 002
 No74.973.5 to 76.224 487 806
Residential community characteristics% of women95% CICommunity NWeighted
N
1. Higher proportions of women are younger than 30 years of age
 Yes17.715.0 to 20.81675 793 374
 No82.379.2 to 85.074426 904 434
2. Higher proportions of women have below fifth grade of education
 Yes16.614.0 to 19.61345 424 159
 No83.480.4 to 86.077727 273 650
3. Higher proportions of women earn an income
 Yes13.811.4 to 16.71094 510 847
 No86.283.3 to 88.680228 186 961
4. Higher proportions of women live in poverty
 Yes16.914.2 to 20.01205 542 255
 No83.180.0 to 85.879127 155 553
 Total91132 697 808
  • Note: community characteristics 1, 2 and 4 were defined by women’s characteristics (younger age <30 years; lower level of education below the fifth grade; and living in a poor household) of 19 987 (unweighted) ever-married 15 years or older women who lived in 911 communities. Community characteristic 3 was created using 16 762 (unweighted) ever-married women 15 years or older. Mean plus 1 SD cut-off points were calculated to mark communities where higher proportions of women had the relevant characteristics.