Table 3

Prevalence of wife beating in the last 12 months by different characteristics and factors associated with wife beating in multiple logistic regression (nationally representative results using special weights)

EDHS-1995

EDHS-2005


Proportion of beaten respondents (%)

Adjusted Odds ratio* (CI 95%)

Proportion of beaten respondents (%)

Adjusted Odds ratio* (CI 95%)


Region

Lower Egypt – Urban

14.2

1.01 (0.79–1.28)

15.7

0.97 (0.73–1.29)

Lower Egypt – Rural

19.7

1.16 (0.96–1.40)

22.5

1.16 (0.93–1.45)

Upper Egypt – Urban

19.3

1.38 (1.09–1.77)

15.6

0.86 (0.65–1.14)

Upper Egypt – Rural

21.3

1.17 (0.95–1.44)

19.7

0.79 (0.62–1.01)

Frontier Governorate

8.4

0.51 (0.21–1.28)

14.2

0.72 (0.35–1.50)

Urban Governorates

13.8

1

15.6

1


Education


Higher

4.0

0.30 (0.17–0.53)

7.0

0.29 (0.19–0.44)

Secondary

12.3

0.56 (0.45–0.70)

17.1

0.63 (0.51–0.77)

Primary

21.5

1.10 (0.95–1.29)

23.0

1.12 (0.92–1.38)

No education

20.9

1

22.9

1


Age of respondent


15–19

24.9

5.24 (3.46–7.93)

15.9

2.50 (1.54–4.06)

20–24

24.2

4.57 (3.34–6.24)

23.0

3.41 (2.47–4.71)

25–29

20.9

3.34 (2.51–4.45)

21.0

2.69 (2.01–3.60)

30–34

17.9

2.65 (2.00–3.51)

22.2

2.57 (1.94–3.40)

35–39

17.7

2.39 (1.81–3.14)

17.9

1.72 (1.30–2.28)

40–44

13.1

1.65 (1.23–2.22)

15.8

1.37 (1.02–1.82)

45–49

9.4

1

13.1

1


Religion


Muslim

18.2

1.49 (1.06–2.09)

19.2

1.26 (0.88–1.79)

Christian

11.5

1

13.4

1


Current working status


No

19.1

1.14 (0.94–1.39)

19.4

0.99 (0.82–1.19)

Yes

12.5

1

16.7

1


Age at first marriage


<= 19

19.5

0.83 (0.36–1.91)

21.7

0.94 (0.44–2.01)

20–30

15.3

1.04 (0.45–2.39)

15.8

0.95 (0.45–2.00)

>= 31

13.3

9.7


Number of children in a household


0–1

18.6

0.79 (0.60–1.02)

14.6

0.54 (0.39–0.74)

2–5

18.3

1.02 (0.85–1.23)

20.4

0.94 (0.75–1.18)

>5

16.3

1

19.3

1


Blood/marriage relationship to husband


No

18.5

1.26 (1.11–1.44)

18.6

1.07 (0.92–1.25)

Yes

17.1

1

19.4

1


Partner's education


Higher

5.4

0.41 (0.27–0.60)

10.0

0.64 (0.46–0.89)

Secondary

15.8

0.75 (0.62–0.91)

19.5

0.81 (0.66–0.98)

Primary

22.1

1.02 (0.87–1.19)

18.2

0.63 (0.51–0.78)

No education

20.7

1

24.4

1


* Adjusted for all other variables in the table

Akmatov et al. BMC Women's Health 2008 8:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-8-15

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