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June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"In the past 12 months, 6% of women and 18% of men used the Internet. Among those who used the Internet in past 12 months, 58% of women and 48% of men used it nearly every day" (31). "Overall, use of bank accounts and ownership of mobile phones is low among both men and women. Findings suggest that men are more likely to own a bank account (17%) and mobile phones (52%) than women (10% and 33%, respectively) (Figure 16.3)" (256).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Among women, the median number of years of schooling has increased from 0 years in 1992 to 2.5 years in 2010 and 3.1 years in 2015-16. Similar to women, the median number of years of schooling completed by men has increased from 1.9 years in 1992 to 3.5 years in 2010 and 3.9 years in 2015-16. Over the same period, the percentage of women and men with no education has decreased from 47% of women and 28% of men in 1992 to 19% of women and 11% of men in 2010 to 14% of women and 8% of men in 2015-16" (14). "Since 2010, there is an increase in the...more
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage is 18.2 years for women and 23.0 years for men age 25-49" (55).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Sixty-one percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (159).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Respondents are asked if they agree that a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife under each of the following five circumstances: she burns the food, she argues with him, she goes out without telling him, she neglects the children, and she refuses to have sex with him. Respondents who answer 'yes' in at least one circumstance are considered to have attitudes that justify wife beating... Sixteen percent of women and 13% of men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for at least one of five specified circumstances (Tables 16.10.1 and 16.10.2, Figure 16.6)" (257-258). "Forty-two percent of ever-married women have experienced spousal violence....more
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"8.8% of women age 15-49 and men age 15-49 in Malawi are infected with HIV; HIV prevalence is higher among women than men (10.8% versus 6.4%)" (229).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"Both women and men report 3.7 children as their ideal family size" (83).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely than men to be married (62% versus 53%), divorced/separated (10% versus 3%), or widowed (3% versus <1%)" (31).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Twenty-one percent of women in Malawi are overweight or obese, 7% are thin, and 72% have a BMI in the normal range" (168).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Marriage is nearly universal in Malawi, although women marry about 5 years earlier than men, on average" (55).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Men are more likely to be employed than women; 63% of women are currently employed, as compared with 81% of men" (31).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women age 25-49 has changed little since 1992; the current age is 19 years, which is virtually identical to 1992 (18.9 years)" (69).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, LR-DATA-1

"Seventy-two percent of women and 83% of men are literate" (31).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Eighteen percent of men have ever paid for sex and 7% have paid for sex in the last 12 months" (206).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"One percent of women report that they have experienced obstetric fistula; 78% of these women sought treatment (Table 9.15)" (125). "The maternal mortality ratio during the 7-year period before the 2015-16 MDHS is estimated as 439 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births" (245).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"More women participate in making decisions to visit their family or relatives (78%) than in making decisions about their own health care (68%) or making major household purchases (55%). Forty-seven percent of women participate in all three decisions, while 15% participate in none of the three decisions" (251).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding in Malawi is 23 months. This means that half of children have stopped breastfeeding by age 23 months (Table 11.4). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 3.2 months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (the period in which an infant receives only water or other non-milk liquids in addition to breast milk) is 4.2 months" (163).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In the 5-year period before the 2015-16 MDHS, the neonatal mortality rate was 27 deaths per 1,000 live births. This means that 1 of every 37 children in Malawi dies in the first month of life. The infant mortality rate is higher, with 42 deaths per 1,000 live births; these means that 1 of every 24 children dies before celebrating their first birthday. The under-5 mortality rate of 63 deaths per 1,000 live births translates to 1 of every 16 children dying before their fifth birthday (Table 8.1). Two-thirds of all deaths in the first 5 years of life occur during infancy. About 43% of all deaths occur during the...more
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Thirteen percent of women reported that their husband or partner has other wives (Table 4.2.1). The percentage of men who report multiple wives was about half that of women (7%) (Table 4.2.2)" (56).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

"Thirty-three percent of women in Malawi are anaemic (Table 11.12). Twenty-five percent of women are classified as mildly anaemic, 7% moderately anaemic, and 1% severely anaemic" (168). "Anaemia varies by maternity status - 45% of women who are pregnant are anaemic compared with 30% who are breastfeeding and 33% who are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding" (169).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The total fertility rate is 4.4 children per woman, which is a decline from 5.7 children in 2010" (69).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The net attendance ratio falls from 94% in primary school to 17% in secondary school. Girls and boys of the primary and secondary school age are about equally likely to attend primary and secondary schools (94% and 93% respectively for primary, 18% and 17% respectively for secondary school)" (9). "Overall, 86% of females and 92% of males age 6 and over have ever attended school. For the majority of women, the primary education is the highest level of schooling attended or completed; 67% of women have some primary education and 5% have completed primary education. Similarly, among men, 65% have some primary education and 6% have completed the primary education....more
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IMSTD-PRACTICE-1

"The majority of women and men in Malawi believe that a woman is justified in refusing sex if she knows her husband has sex with other women (66% and 74%, respectively). The majority also report that a woman is justified in asking her husband to use a condom if he has a sexually transmitted infection (STI) (82% and 88%, respectively) (Table 16.11)" (258). "In Malawi, 46% of women can say no to their husband if they do not want to have sexual intercourse, and nearly half (49%) can ask their husband to use a condom (Table 16.12)" (259).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"More women than men own property, which is either a house or land. Cumulatively, 59% of women and 54% of men own a house, while 58% of women and 53% men own land. Individual ownership of property is higher in men than in women. Forty-four percent of men and 35% of women individually own a house, while 43% of men and 37% of women own land" (251).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-3

"Threequarters of men who had reported paying for sex in the last 12 months reported using condoms during the last sexual intercourse (Table 13.6)" (206).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"More than three-quarters (76%) of infants were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and nearly all infants (96%) began breastfeeding within 1 day of birth" (162).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Eight in ten women (82%) and men (81%) live in rural areas" (31).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median birth interval has increased from 32.7 months in 1992 to 41 months in 2015-16" (69).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Twenty-one percent of women reported that they have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives, and 14% reported that they had experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months (Table 17.4). Overall, 8% of women reported that they first experienced sexual violence before they were age 22, including 4% who experienced sexual violence before they were age 18 (Table 17.5)" (282).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely than men to be married (62% versus 53%), divorced/separated (10% versus 3%), or widowed (3% versus <1%)" (31). "One in ten women in their 40s is widowed" (55).