Prevalence of and reasons for domestic violence among women from low socioeconomic communities of Karachi
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
We conducted a cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of domestic violence and identify the reasons for it among 400 married women aged 15-45 years in low socioeconomic areas in urban Karachi. Data were collected with a pretested questionnaire. The prevalence of verbal abuse was 97.5% by the husband and 97.0% by the in-laws; the prevalence of physical abuse was 80.0% and 57.5% by the husband and in-laws respectively. Financial issues were the commonest reason for domestic violence followed by infertility and not having a son. The prevalence of domestic violence in our sample of women is high. There is a need to address this problem with efforts from health workers, policy-makers, nongovernmental organizations and others.
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Ali, T. S.,
(2007). Prevalence of and reasons for domestic violence among women from low socioeconomic communities of Karachi. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13(6), 1417-1426.
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