Table 4

Interactions among socioeconomic variables and past-year physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence

Socioeconomic strata

na

%b

OR (95% CI)

pc


Received public assistanced, partner's educatione

0.007

No, ≥ High school graduate

117

11.1

1.0

No, < High school graduate

36

50.0

8.0 (3.3, 19.1)

Yes, ≥ High school graduate

63

36.5

1.0

Yes, < High school graduate

47

48.9

1.7 (0.8, 3.6)


Received public assistanced, poverty level

0.028

No, > 50%

127

18.1

1.0

No, ≤ 50%,

19

42.1

3.3 (1.2, 9.1)

Yes, > 50%

54

44.4

1.0

Yes, ≤ 50%

58

39.7

0.8 (0.4, 1.7)


Poverty level, partner's educatione

0.035

>50%, ≥ High school graduate

132

16.7

1.0

>50%, < High school graduate

47

53.2

5.7 (2.7, 1.8)

≤ 50%, ≥ High school graduate

39

33.3

1.0

≤ 50%, < High school graduate

32

43.8

1.6 (0.6, 4.1)


OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval. aNumber of women in each strata. bPrevalence of past-year IPV within each stratum. cp value from Breslow-Day Test for Homogeneity of the Odds Ratios. dReceived food stamps and/or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or welfare in the past 12 months. eAmong men aged 18 and older.

Malcoe et al. BMC Medicine 2004 2:20   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-20

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