Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Questions 2 through 4. Violence against women, and in particular domestic violence, is widespread in many poor, rural areas. These questions attempt to measure levels of violence without asking a woman directly about her own situation -- which she may be reluctant to discuss. The terms “beaten or otherwise harmed” should be interpreted broadly to include actual injury as well as direct threats of injury. Question 2 deals with domestic violence, Question 3 with other forms of violence, directed against women, within the village, and Question 4 with violence experienced outside the village (for example, when foraging or collecting forest products, or traveling on public transportation).
“Village” here refers to the revenue or census village in which the household resides.