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A national study of the prevalence and correlates of domestic violence among women in India
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7393-796X
Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, ISSN 1941-2479, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 265-77Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article estimates the national prevalence rate of domestic violence in India and examines the demographic and socioeconomic status of the victims of domestic violence. The study used the Indian National Family Health Survey 3, a cross-sectional national survey of 124 385 ever-married women of reproductive age from all the 29 member states. χ(2) Analysis and logistic regression were used. Lifetime experiences of violence among respondents were as follows: emotional violence, 14%; less severe physical violence, 31%; severe physical violence, 10%; and sexual violence, 8%. Women of scheduled castes and Muslim religion were most often exposed to domestic violence. Women's poorer economic background, working status, and husband's controlling behavior emerged as strong predictors for domestic violence in India. Elimination of structural inequalities inherent in the indigenous oppressive institutions of religion, caste, and the traditional male hierarchy in society could prevent domestic violence.

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Thousand Oaks, USA: Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 24, no 2, p. 265-77
Keywords [en]
controlling behavior, India, physical violence, representative sample, sexual abuse, verbal abuse
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-41000DOI: 10.1177/1010539510384499ISI: 000302590100004PubMedID: 21118856Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84859096939OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-41000DiVA, id: diva2:780088
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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