TABLE 1

Weighted Demographics and Assault Characteristics of Women Raising Children From SVRPs in Eastern DRC

CharacteristicAll Respondents
Age of respondent, n = 765, mean (SD), y33.8 (9.1)
Age of child, n = 764, mean (SD), y5.7 (2.3)
Meals per day, n = 765, n (%)
 1547 (71.4)
 2211 (27.6)
 38 (1.0)
Education level, n = 762, n (%)
 No education344 (45.2)
 Any primary school304 (39.9)
 Any secondary school111 (14.6)
 Any university2 (0.3)
Marital status, n = 763), n (%)
 Married243 (31.9)
 Divorced or separated219 (28.7)
 Widowed156 (20.5)
 Never married93 (12.2)
 Husband missing44 (5.8)
 Living with partner6 (0.8)
 Other2 (0.2)
Ethnic group, n = 756, n (%)
 Bashi566 (74.0)
 Balega146 (19.0)
 Batembo23 (2.9)
 Other30 (4.0)
Current village, n = 765, n (%)
 Bukavu583 (76.1)
 Kabare132 (17.2)
 Walungu32 (4.2)
 Kalehe11 (1.5)
 Other8 (1.0)
Village of origin, n = 764, n (%)
 Walungu331 (43.2)
 Kabare144 (18.8)
 Shabunda102 (13.3)
 Bukavu64 (8.4)
 Kalehe64 (8.4)
 Mwenga48 (6.3)
 Other12 (1.6)
Religion, n = 761, n (%)
 Catholic405 (53.2)
 Protestant344 (45.1)
 Muslim3 (0.4)
 Other10 (1.3)
Number of reported assailants in assault resulting in SVRP, n = 751, n (%)
 More than 1605 (80.6)
 1146 (19.4)
SVRP occurred while in captivity for more than 24 h, n = 743, n (%)
 Yes635 (85.5)
 No108 (14.5)
Reported perpetrator of assault leading to SVRP,a n = 765, n (%)
 Interhamwae/FDLR/Hutu714 (93.2)
 Congolese military19 (2.5)
 Mai Mai8 (1)
 Other or unknown armed14 (1.8)
 Community member8 (1)
Year of assault, n = 755, n (%)
 1996–200234 (4.5)
 200343 (5.8)
 200469 (9.1)
 2005130 (17.2)
 2006169 (22.3)
 2007127 (16.8)
 200896 (12.7)
 200945 (6)
 2010–201244 (5.7)
  • Data are presented as mean ± SD or n (%). Frequencies and percentages are weighted, thus frequencies may add to greater than the 757 respondents.

  • a Percentage indicates percentage of respondents reporting that type of assailant; percentages may total above 100% because more than 1 type of assailant could be reported.