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Table 5 Odds ratio (and 95% confidence intervals) from binary logistic regression of selected risk factors with experience of violence a

From: Women's Status and Violence against Young Married Women in Rural Nepal

Characteristics of women Experience of violence in the past 12 months
  OR 95.0% C.I
Ethnicity   
Muslim 1.91 1.04- 3.53
Tamang 0.80 0.48- 1.32
Tharu 1.61 0.93- 2.78
Brahmin/Chhetri (Ref)   
Women's Education   
Illiterate 0.75 0.29- 1.97
Literate up to primary 1.11 0.45- 2.76
Secondary 1.17 0.48- 2.82
Higher secondary and above (Ref)   
Women's occupation   
Do not earn/housewife 1.44 0.68-3.02
Agriculture/daily wages/poultry farming 2.17 0.97- 4.85
Other employment (service/small business) (Ref.)   
Inter spousal communication   
None 6.82 3.45- 13.48
Discussed 1-3 matters 2.33 1.52- 3.58
Discussed 4-7 matters (Ref.)   
Men are justified to beat their wives   
Not accepting 0.61 0.34- 1.07
Partially accepting 0.72 0.47- 1.11
Highly accepting (Ref.)   
Women's autonomy   
Low 1.65 1.08- 2.5
Medium 1.88 1.33- 2.64
High (Ref.)   
  1. a Controlled for current age of women, age at marriage, type of marriage, sex composition of children, media exposure, household wealth status, current age of husband, husband's education, husband's occupation and husband's alcohol use