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Table 2 Prevalence of lifetime and past year emotional abuse by intimate partner against women

From: Intimate partner violence against women in the Erbil city of the Kurdistan region, Iraq

Type of violence Prevalence (n = 800) Frequency of violence
Once 2 – 5 times >5 times
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Lifetime (overall) 421 (52.6)       
Insult 320 (40.0) 8 (2.5) 131 (40.9) 181 (56.6)
Scaring/intimidation 306 (38.3) 11 (3.6) 126 (41.2) 169 (55.2)
Humiliation 165 (20.6) 4 (2.4) 34 (20.6) 127 (77.0)
Threatening to remarry 101 (12.6) 2 (2.0) 28 (27.7) 71 (70.3)
Threatening to harm 96 (12.0) 4 (4.2) 21 (21.8) 71 (74.0)
Threatening to divorce 92 (11.5) 6 (6.5) 19 (20.7) 67 (72.8)
Past year (overall) 326 (43.3)       
Insult 243 (32.3) 7 (2.9) 110 (45.3) 126 (51.8)
Scaring/intimidation 238 (31.6) 8 (3.4) 114 (47.9) 116 (48.7)
Humiliation 130 (17.3) 2 (1.5) 37 (28.5) 91 (70.0)
Threatening to remarry 66 (8.8) 5 (7.6) 16 (24.2) 45 (68.2)
Threatening to harm 61 (8.1) 5 (8.2) 13 (21.3) 43 (70.5)
Threatening to divorce 55 (7.3) 4 (7.3) 13 (23.6) 38 (69.1)