|Opinions on the justifiability of wife beating, based on responses from 2139 slum-dwelling women interviewed at around 6 weeks postpartum|
|A husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife if…||n (%)|
|She shows disrespect for her in-laws||671 (31)|
|She doesn’t cook food properly||398 (19)|
|She goes out without telling him||413 (19)|
|She argues with him||391 (18)|
|She does not fulfill his expectations of her household or childcare duties||347 (16)|
|He loves her, so he has a right to beat her||291 (14)|
|She refuses to have sex with him||165 (8)|
|He suspects her of being unfaithful||146 (7)|
|He is drunk||136 (6)|
|He or his family are unhappy with her marriage contribution||102 (5)|
Individual proportions do not sum to 100% because respondents could respond positively to more than one question.
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Das et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:817 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-817