Skip to main content

Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of abused women (by abuse)

From: “If we’re here, it’s only because we have no money…” discrimination and violence in Mexican maternity wards

Characteristics Abuse Total p value*
Yes No   
(n = 138) (n = 374) (n = 512)  
Age (years)     0.610
 13–19 26 74 30  
 20–24 27 73 34  
 25–29 23 77 18  
 30–34 38 62 9  
 35–39 26 74 7  
 40–44 30 70 2  
Education     0.050
 None/elementary school 21 79 24  
 Middle school 25 75 43  
 High school 35 65 28  
 University 32 68 5  
Religion     0.503
 Catholic 26 74 77  
 Other 30 70 18  
 None 35 65 5  
Indigenous language     0. 081
 Yes 47 53 3  
 No 26 74 97  
 Marital status     0.321
 Currently with partner 26 74 87  
 Currently without partner 32 68 13  
Labor status     0.177
 Works 30 70 7  
 Studies 55 45 2  
 Housewife 26 74 85  
 Disability 0 100 1  
 Does not work 36 64 5  
Insurance     0.477
Seguro Popular 27 73 96  
 Other 0 100 1  
 None 21 79 3  
Number of pregnancies     0.321
 1 29 71 45  
 2 27 73 26  
 3 26 74 17  
 4 28 72 7  
 5 or more 8 92 5  
Type of childbirth     0.060
 Vaginal 32 68 43  
 Cesarean 24 76 50  
 Scheduled cesarean 18 82 7  
  1. Source: authors elaboration *p value chi square test