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Title: Prevalence of and reasons for domestic violence among women from low socioeconomic communities of Karachi
Authors: Ali, T.S.
Bustamante Gavino, I.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We conducted a cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of domestic violence and identify the reasons for it among 400 married women aged 15-45 years in low socioeconomic areas in urban Karachi. Data were collected with a pretested questionnaire. The prevalence of verbal abuse was 97.5% by the husband and 97.0% by the in-laws; the prevalence of physical abuse was 80.0% and 57.5% by the husband and in-laws respectively. Financial issues were the commonest reason for domestic violence followed by infertility and not having a son. The prevalence of domestic violence in our sample of women is high. There is a need to address this problem with efforts from health workers, policy-makers, nongovernmental organizations and others
Description: 1417-1426
Keywords: Women's Health
Poverty Areas
Urban Health
Battered Women
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Spouse Abuse
ISSN: 1020-3397
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