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Table 2 Unadjusted binary logistic regression showing bivariate relationship between explanatory variables and spousal violence

From: Is the likelihood of spousal violence lower or higher among childless women? Evidence from Nigeria demographic and health surveys

Characteristic % of spousal violence Coeff. P > |t| 95% CI Characteristic % of spousal violence Coeff. P > |t| 95% CI
Parity
 Childlessref 12.2 Community residence type
 Only one child 16.6 0.360 0.212 −0.204 0.923  Urbanref 20.7
 Two or more children 21.9 0.704 0.002 0.260 1.148  Rural 22.0 0.074 0.473 −0.129 0.278
Maternal age (years) Geographic region
 35–39 ref 22.2  North-centralref 26.6
 40–44 21.7 −0.029 0.743 −0.202 0.144  North-east 28.3 0.085 0.557 −0.198 0.368
 45–49 20.2 −0.121 0.147 −0.284 0.043  North-west 15.4 −0.686 <0.001 −0.989 -0.383
Education  South-east 30.6 0.195 0.209 −0.109 0.500
 None ref 18.1  South-south 23.2 −0.184 0.251 −0.497 0.130
 Primary 28.1 0.568 <0.001 0.381 0.754  South-west 16.1 −0.636 <0.001 −0.919 -0.353
 Secondary 25.1 0.416 <0.001 0.216 0.615 Type of marriage
 Higher 15.6 −0.183 0.234 −0.484 0.118  Monogamyref 21.4
Age at first marriage  Polygyny 21.5 0.007 0.930 −0.147 0.161
 Less than 15 years ref 20.3 Partner alcoholic consumption
 15–19 21.1 0.048 0.597 −0.129 0.224  Does not drinkref 17.3
 20–24 25.1 0.273 0.006 0.077 0.469  Drinks 38.5 1.100 <0.001 0.935 1.266
 25 years or older 19.5 −0.046 0.677 −0.263 0.171 Family power relation
Pregnancy termination  Not male dominatedref 23.8
 Ever terminated ref 27.1  Male dominated 20.0 −0.221 0.006 −0.379 -0.062
 Never terminated 20.3 −0.376 <0.001 −0.548 -0.204 Household wealth
Proportion justifying wife-battery  Poorestref 18.0
 Low ref 18.5  Poorer 24.6 0.400 <0.001 0.176 0.624
 High 24.6 0.358 <0.001 0.261 0.634  Middle 24.4 0.386 0.002 0.138 0.635
Proportion who witnessed interparental violence  Richer 23.1 0.314 0.014 0.065 0.564
 Low ref 17.9  Richest 18.1 0.011 0.941 −0.273 0.294
 High 25.4 0.447 <0.001 0.261 0.634      
  1. Notes: ref. (reference category)