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Table 2 Adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for having ever experienced sexual coercion by a husband

From: Sexual coercion of married women in Nepal

Variables aOR 95% CI
Age of women 15-24 (ref.)   
25-34 1.05 0.80-1.39
35+ 0.86 0.63-1.17
Literacy status of women Illiterate (ref.)   
Literate 0.72* 0.55-0.94
Type of marriage Arranged marriage (ref.)   
Love marriage 1.26 0.96-1.64
Husband-wife age differences Husband is 1-5 years older (ref.)   
No difference/older than husband 1.41 0.94-2.12
Husband is more than 5 years older 1.33* 1.04-1.69
Saving and credit group No involvement in the such group (ref.)   
Involvement in saving/credit group 1.07 0.85-1.35
Women's earning No involvement in earning (ref.)   
Involvement in earning 1.24 0.95-1.62
Support from maternal family No (ref.)   
Yes 0.94 0.70-1.28
Decision making for own health Father/mother-in-law (ref.)   
Respondents alone 0.88 0.67-1.15
Jointly with husband 0.64** 0.45-0.87
Education of husband Illiterate (ref.)   
Primary 1.34 0.94-1.91
Some secondary and above 1.09 0.77-1.56
Husband's occupation Public/Business sectors (ref.)   
Agriculture 1.56** 1.15-2.13
Daily wage/Labor 1.44* 1.05-1.97
Alcohol Consumption by husband No (ref.)   
Yes 1.27* 1.04-1.97
Male patriarchal control No control (ref.)   
Low control (1-2 issues) 1.99*** 1.58-2.52
High control (3-7 issues) 7.24*** 4.79-10.94
Women's perceived degree of power in relationships High power (ref.)   
Medium(1-3) 1.08 0.78-1.49
Low power (4-6) 1.39 0.97-1.99
-2 Log likelihood 1869.7
Cox & Snell R Square 0.132
Total N 1536
  1. Note: *** = p < 0.001 ** = p < 0.01 * = p < 0.05