Table 1

Comparison of demographic and maternal characteristics between women with and without experiences of interpersonal violence (IPV)
Characteristic Total sample (n = 1382) Experienced IPV (n = 410) No experiences of IPV (n = 972)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Maternal Age
<25 yrs 120(8.8) 43(10.7) 77(8.0)
25–34 yrs 990(72.6) 280(69.5) 710(74.0)
35+ yrs 253(18.6) 80(19.9) 173(18.0)
Education
High school or less 139(10.1) 57(14.0) 82(8.5)
Completed degree or some post-Secondary 1232(89.9) 349(86.0) 883(91.5)
Household Income
<60,000 240(18.1) 80(20.1) 160(17.3)
>60,000 1086(81.9) 319(79.9) 767(82.7)
Marital Status
Married/common-law 1291(94.2) 353(87.2) 938(97.2)
Other 79(5.8) 52(12.8) 27(2.8)
Ethnic Origin
White/Caucasian 1041(75.9) 319(78.6) 722(74.8)
Other 330(24.1) 87(24.1) 243(25.2)
Born in Canada
Yes 1048(76.4) 330(81.3) 718(74.3)
No 324(23.6) 76(18.7) 248(25.7)
Parity
0 724(53.1) 221(54.4) 503(52.5)
1+ 640(46.9) 185(45.6) 455(47.5)
History of Mental Health Problems
No 898(65.5) 187(46.1) 711(73.6)
Yes 474(34.5) 219(53.9) 255(26.4)
History of Alcohol or Drug Abuse
No 1319(96.1) 366(90.1) 953(98.7)
Yes 53(3.9) 40(9.9) 13(1.3)

Malta et al.

Malta et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:153   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-153

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