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Table 1 Variables for identifying determinates of help seeking among married women

From: Geographic variation and determinants of help seeking behaviour among married women subjected to intimate partner violence: evidence from national population survey

Variable label Variable name in the dataset
Dependent variable: Help seeking It takes a binary form (1 = Yes help seeking) or failure (0 =No help seeking)
1.Individual / Women characteristics
 Maternal age Mother’s age (1 = 15–24; 2 = 25–34; 3 = 35–49)
 Maternal religion Maternal religion (1 = Islam; 2 = Orthodox; 3 = catholic or others including traditional religion)
 Maternal working status Maternal working status (1 = working; 2 = not working)
 Highest educational qualification Mother education (1=Secondary and above; 2= Primary; 3= No education)
 Women’s age at first marriage Women’s age at first marriage (1=< 18; 2=18–24; 3=25–34; 4=35–49 years old)
 Women drank alcohol Women drinks alcohol (0 = No, 1 =Yes)
 Access to communication media Access to at least one of communication (1 =Yes; 2 =No)
 Currently marital status Currently marital status (1 = Currently married, 2 =Formerly married)
 Physical violence experience Physical violence experience (0 =No, 1 =Yes)
 Sexual violence experience Sexual violence experience (0 =No, 1 =Yes)
 Emotional violence experience emotional violence experience (0 =No, 1 =Yes)
2. Partner/Family characteristics
 Age of husband Husband/ Partner age (1 =15–24; 2= 25–35; 3 =36–50; 4 => 50)
 Duration of Marriage with current partner Duration of Marriage (1 =0–4 Yrs; 2=5–9 Yrs; 3= 10 Yrs and Above)
 Total number of children Number of children (1 =0–2; 2 =3–5; 3 = > 5)
 Current husband working status Current husband working status(1=Working; 2 =not working)
 Husband education qualification Husband education (1=Secondary and above; 2= Primary; 3= No education)
 Controlling behaviour reasoned out Controlling behaviour mentioned (0 = No; 1=Yes)
 History of family beating History of family beating (0 = No; 1=Yes)
 Partner drinks alcohol Partner drinks alcohol (0 = No; 1=Yes)
3. Community characteristics
 Place of residence Place of residence (1= Urban; 2 rural)
 Geographical admin of the country Region (1=Tigray; 2=Afar; 3= Amhara; 4= Oromia; 5=Somali; 6= Benishangul-Gumuz; 7= SNNP; 8=Gambella; 9=Harari; 10= Addis Ababa; 11= Dire Dewa)
4. Societal characteristics
 Wealth index Wealth (1 = Rich; 2 = Middle; 3= poor)
 Women decision making index Decision power(1=Full power; 2=Considerable power; 3=No Power for decision making)
 Attitude to wife beating Justified for any reason (0 = No; 1=Yes)