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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of females residing in the states of São Paulo and Pernambuco–Brazilian National Health Survey (PNS), 2013 (N = 2,924)

From: The relationship between the Maria da Penha Law and intimate partner violence in two Brazilian states

Characteristic Total São Paulo Pernambuco X2
N = 2,924 N = 1,940 N = 984 p-value
N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Age (years)     0.1425
 15 to 19 149 (5.1) 94 (4.9) 55 (5.6)  
 20 to 29 780 (26.7) 496 (25.6) 284 (28.9)  
 30 to 39 1112 (38.0) 745 (38.4) 367 (37.3)  
 40 to 49 883 (30.2) 605 (31.2) 278 (28.3)  
Marital Status     <0.0001*
 Currently married 1198 (41.0) 848 (43.7) 350 (35.6)  
 Living with partner 526 (18.0) 302 (15.6) 224 (22.8)  
 Separated, divorced, or widowed 292 (10.0) 202 (10.4) 90 (9.2)  
 Single 908 (31.1) 588 (30.3) 320 (35.5)  
Experienced any type of violence by known person in last 12 monthsa     0.0090*
 Yes 97 (3.5) 52 (2.8) 45 (4.7)  
 No 2705 (96.5) 1796 (97.2) 909 (954)  
  1. *Indicates significance at the α = 0.05 level
  2. a N = 2,802