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Title: Prevalence and determinants of intimate partner violence in Babol city, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Esmailzadeh, S.
Faramarzi, M.
Mosavi, S.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: To determine the prevalence and determinants of intimate partner violence, 2400 married women attending public clinics in Babol, Islamic Republic of Iran, were screened for domestic violence. Overall, 15.0% of women had suffered physical abuse from their husbands in the previous year, 42.4% sexual abuse and 81.5% various degrees of psychological abuse. A significant association with intimate partner violence was found for women with low income, age </= 20 years, unemployed, low education, non-pregnant and non-houseowners. There was no significant relationship between violence and parity or length of marriage. On multivariate regression, the strongest predictor of physical abuse was unemployment of the woman, whereas for psychological and sexual abuse it was rural residence. Empowering women through promoting employment and improving education may reduce the risk of intimate partner violence
Description: 870-879
Keywords: Adult
Analysis of Variance
Educational Status
Employment
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health Surveys
Subject: Spouse Abuse
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117014
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1105_6/11_5-6_2005_870_879.pdf
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