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Table 1 Descriptive data on cohort at baseline by intervention and control arms

From: Effectiveness of a multi-level intervention to reduce men’s perpetration of intimate partner violence: a cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention Control  
Characteristics and behaviours at baseline Mean ± SD or n (%) Mean ± SD or n (%) P value
Age (years) (n = 2406) 27.3 ± 5.6 27.8 ± 5.7 0.04
High school education 451 (38.2) 457 (38.2%) 0.98
Relationship status
 -Partnered, living together 453 (38.3) 479 (40.1)  
 -Partnered, living apart 553 (46.7) 502 (42.0) 0.04
 -Single 178 (15.0) 213 (17.8)  
Cross-border migrant 136 (11.4) 174 (14.5) 0.03
Internal migrant 730 (69.5) 689 (67.0) 0.22
Lived in informal housing 494 (41.6) 498 (41.3) 0.86
Unemployed 423 (35.5) 450 (37.5) 0.29
Household hunger 663 (55.9) 647 (53.9) 0.32
Physical abuse 465 (39.5) 487 (40.0) 0.51
Sexual abuse 372 (31.7) 381 (32.0) 0.90
Severe IPV 376 (32.9) 393 (33.8) 0.64
Non-partner rape 409 (34.3) 402 (34.3) 0.99
Possible depression 543 (43.9) 500 (41.1) 0.17
Harsh parenting 321 (59.0) 315 (56.6) 0.41
Harmful alcohol use 594 (50.2) 585 (49.8) 0.87
  1. IPV interpersonal violence, SD standard deviation