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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression analysis show independent predictors of domestic violence among married women in the reproductive age in Fagitalekoma woreda, Awi zone, North Western Ethiopia, March, 2011

From: Domestic violence and its predictors among married women in reproductive age in Fagitalekoma Woreda, Awi zone, Amhara regional state, North Western Ethiopia

Variables   Domestic violence
Yes n (%) No n (%) COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Husband drug use Yes 362(72.4%) 107(58.8%) 1.9(1.3,2.8) 1.9(1.3,2.8)
  No 138(27.6%) 75(41.2%) 1.0 1.0
Pregnancy of women Yes 202(40.4%) 39(21.4%) 2.1(1.4,3.2) 2.1(1.4,3.4)
  No 298(59.6%) 143(78.6%) 1.0 1.0
Decision maker of household issues Husband 343(68.6%) 82(45.1%) 2.6(1.8,3.8) 2.3(1.5,3.4)
  Wife 10(2.0%) 5(2.7%) 1.3(0.4,4.3) 0.9(0.3,3.3)
  Jointly 147(29.4%) 95(52.2%) 1.0 1.0
Age of husband 20-24 7(1.3%) 9(6.0%) 1.0 1.0
  25-29 53(10.0%) 24(16.0%) 2.8(0.9,8.5) 3.4(1.0,11.2)
  30-34 99(18.6%) 26(17.3%) 4.9(1.7,14.4) 4.4(1.3,14.2)
  35-39 80(15.0%) 15(10.0%) 6.9(2.2,21.3) 6.7(1.9,23.4)
  40-44 108(20.3%) 30(20.0%) 4.6(1.6,13.5) 4.9(1.5,16.3)
  45-49 63(11.8%) 12(8.0%) 6.8(2.1,21.6) 7.2(1.9,26.5)
  ≥50 122(22.9%) 34(22.7%) 4.6(1.6,13.3) 5.1(1.5,17.3)
Household annual income (USD) <280.22 173(32.5%) 54(36.0%) 1.0 1.0
  280.22-508.76- 195(36.7%) 32(21.3%) 1.9(1.2,3.1) 1.9(1.1,3.3)
  >508.76 164(30.8%) 64(42.7%) 0.8(0.5,1.2) 0.7(0.4,1.2)
Educational status women Illiterate 329(61.8%) 78(52.0%) 1.0 1.0
  Read and write 80(15.0%) 22(14.7%) 0.9(0.5,1.5) 0.8(0.5,1.5)
  1-6 grades 58(10.9%) 22(14.7%) 0.6(0.4,1.1) 0.5(0.3,0.9)
  7-12 grade 38(7.1%) 11(7.3%) 0.8(0.4,1.7) 2.0(0.9,4.9)
  12+ 27(5.1%) 17(11.3%) 0.4(0.2,0.7) 1.3(0.5,3.1)