Table 5

Relationship between war related sexual violence and psychosocial factors among women in Kitgum, Northern Uganda

Experienced war related sexual violence

(n = 164)

Did not experience war related sexual violence

(n = 409)

Characteristics

n

%

n

%

χ2

Odds ratio (95% CI)

P-value


War related trauma

Suffered death of loved one as a result of war

106

27.3

282

72.7

1.00

0.82(0.56-1.21)

0.32

Suffered war related physical trauma

98

32.9

200

67.1

5.53

1.55(1.07-2.24)

0.02*

Suffered war related psychological trauma

149

30.0

348

70.0

3.39

1.74(0.96-3.16)

0.07

Mental health problems

Alcoholism (CAGE positive)

33

30.8

74

69.2

0.32

1.14(0.72-1.80)

0.57

Attempted suicide (life-time)

31

35.6

56

64.4

1.90

1.40(0.87-2.27)

0.17

Significant psychological distress scores (SRQ scores ≥ 6)

112

29.2

271

70.8

0.04

1.04(0.70-1.55)

0.84

Feel like killing someone

25

39.1

39

60.9

3.67

1.69(0.98-2.89)

0.06

Medical complaints

Having at least one gynecological complaint

130

34.4

248

65.6

18.54

2.86(1.75-4.67)

<0.001*

Have at least one surgical complaint

131

30.3

302

69.7

2.31

1.41(0.91-2.19)

0.13

Personal risk assessment of contracting HIV over next few years

High

33

23.7

106

76.3

1

Medium

47

28.1

120

71.9

5.32

1.25(0.75-2.11)

0.07

Low

75

34.9

140

65.1

1.72(1.06-2.78)

HIV status (self report)

Positive

9

33.3

18

66.7

1

Negative

19

26.0

54

74.0

0.56

0.70(0.27-1.83)

0.76

Don't know

135

29.1

329

70.9

0.82(0.36-1.87)


* Statistically significant association

Kinyanda et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:28   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-28

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