Factors associated with spousal physical violence against women in Bangladesh.

Naved, RT; Persson, LA; (2005) Factors associated with spousal physical violence against women in Bangladesh. Studies in family planning, 36 (4). pp. 289-300. ISSN 0039-3665 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4465.2005.00071.x

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: Using data from a population-based survey of 2,702 women of reproductive age and from 28 in-depth interviews of abused women conducted during 2000-01, this study explores factors associated with domestic violence in urban and rural Bangladesh. Multilevel analysis revealed that in both residential areas, dowry or other demands in marriage and a history of abuse of the husband's mother by his father increased the risk of violence. Better spousal communication and husband's education beyond the tenth grade decreased the risk of violence. In the urban area, women's being younger than their husband and participating in savings and credit groups increased the risk of abuse, whereas husband's education beyond the sixth grade had a protective effect. In the rural area, women's earning an income increased the risk. These factors are important to consider when designing interventions.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
PubMed ID: 16395946
Web of Science ID: 234149100003
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/3589606


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