Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (any of five reasons) (%) - Country Ranking

Definition: Percentage of women ages 15-49 who believe a husband/partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife/partner for any of the following five reasons: argues with him; refuses to have sex; burns the food; goes out without telling him; or when she neglects the children.

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), and other surveys: STATcompiler (http://www.statcompiler.com/) as of November 22, 2016, UNICEF global databases (http://www.data.unicef.org/) as of November 2015. MICS Compil

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Guinea 92.10 2012
2 Timor-Leste 86.20 2010
3 Afghanistan 80.20 2015
4 Central African Republic 79.60 2010
5 Mali 76.30 2013
6 Somalia 75.70 2006
7 Dem. Rep. Congo 74.80 2014
8 Chad 73.50 2015
9 Burundi 72.90 2010
10 Bhutan 68.40 2010
11 Morocco 63.90 2004
12 Ethiopia 63.00 2016
13 Sierra Leone 62.80 2013
14 Congo 60.70 2012
15 Niger 59.60 2012
15 Tajikistan 59.60 2012
17 Algeria 59.00 2013
18 The Gambia 58.40 2013
19 Uganda 58.30 2011
20 Lao PDR 58.20 2012
21 Tanzania 58.00 2016
22 Eritrea 51.40 2010
23 Iraq 51.20 2011
23 Myanmar 51.20 2016
25 Gabon 50.20 2012
26 Cambodia 49.80 2014
27 Azerbaijan 49.00 2006
28 Yemen 48.70 2013
29 Senegal 48.60 2016
30 Côte d'Ivoire 47.90 2012
31 India 47.20 2006
32 Zambia 46.90 2014
33 Madagascar 45.20 2013
34 Burkina Faso 43.50 2010
35 Liberia 42.50 2013
36 Pakistan 42.20 2013
37 Kenya 41.80 2014
37 Guinea-Bissau 41.80 2014
39 Rwanda 41.40 2015
40 Turkey 39.20 2003
41 Comoros 39.00 2012
42 Zimbabwe 38.70 2015
43 Mauritania 37.90 2011
44 Turkmenistan 37.70 2006
45 Cameroon 36.10 2014
46 Benin 36.00 2014
47 Egypt 35.70 2014
48 Nigeria 34.70 2013
49 Indonesia 34.50 2012
50 Sudan 34.00 2014
51 Lesotho 33.30 2014
52 Kyrgyz Republic 32.80 2014
53 Tunisia 30.30 2012
54 Albania 29.80 2009
55 Togo 28.70 2014
56 Nepal 28.50 2016
57 Bangladesh 28.30 2014
57 Ghana 28.30 2014
59 Namibia 28.20 2013
59 Vietnam 28.20 2014
61 Angola 25.20 2016
62 Jordan 22.60 2012
63 Mozambique 21.00 2011
64 Swaziland 19.90 2014
65 São Tomé and Principe 19.10 2014
66 Haiti 16.70 2012
67 Malawi 16.30 2016
68 Bolivia 16.10 2008
69 Macedonia 14.50 2011
70 Thailand 13.10 2012
71 Philippines 12.90 2013
72 Nicaragua 12.50 2001
72 Suriname 12.50 2010
74 Honduras 12.40 2012
75 Kazakhstan 12.20 2011
76 Moldova 11.20 2012
77 Guatemala 11.00 2015
78 Guyana 10.20 2014
79 Mongolia 10.10 2010
79 Armenia 10.10 2016
81 Lebanon 9.70 2009
82 Belize 8.60 2011
83 El Salvador 8.00 2014
84 Oman 7.90 2014
85 Trinidad and Tobago 7.60 2006
86 Georgia 6.90 2005
87 Qatar 6.60 2012
88 St. Lucia 6.50 2012
89 Panama 5.70 2014
90 Jamaica 4.90 2011
91 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.80 2012
92 Belarus 4.10 2012
93 Cuba 3.90 2014
94 Serbia 3.80 2014
95 Peru 3.50 2012
95 Costa Rica 3.50 2011
97 Barbados 3.30 2012
98 Colombia 3.10 2015
99 Ukraine 2.90 2012
100 Montenegro 2.70 2013
101 Dominican Republic 2.00 2014
101 Argentina 2.00 2012
103 Uruguay 1.50 2013

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Periodicity: Annual