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Table 5 Associations between socio- demographic and psychosocial factors and exposure to violence

From: Men’s and women’s exposure and perpetration of partner violence: an epidemiological study from Sweden

Exposure to physical assault & sexual coercion lifetime prevalence (Past year + Earlier in life)
Socio – demographic variables Men: N = 173 Women: N = 251
Tot. N Tot. exposed% (n) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)a Tot. N Tot. exposed% (n) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)b
Age groups         
31-65 142 66.7 (24) 1   186 61.8 (42) 1  
18-30 31 33.3 (12) 3.19 (1.36 – 7.49) 1.63 (0.43 - 6.21) 65 38.2 (26) 2.24 (1.22 – 4.10) 2.14 (0.83 – 5.49)
Educational level         
University Education 69 50.0 (18) 1   124 47.1 (32) 1  
Basic Education ≤ 13 yrs 103 50.0 (18) 0.60 (0.29 – 1.27) - 127 52.9 (36) 1.18 (0.68 – 2.06) -
Civil status         
Married/reg. partnership/cohabitant 133 58.3 (21) 1   192 56.7 (39) 1  
Boy-Girlfriend/Single/Divorced/Widowed 39 41.7 (15) 3.57 (1.60 – 7.10) 2.12 (0.51 – 8.75) 57 43.3 (29) 4.30 (2.29 – 8.09) 3.10 (1.06 – 9.12)
Occupation         
Employed 137 85.7 (30) 1   170 58.2 (39) 1  
Unemployed 33 14.3 (5) 0.62 (0.22 - 1.74) - 80 41.8 (28) 1.82 (1.01 – 3.26) -
Total Household income per Month (SEK)         
≥ 40 000 92 47.2 (17) 1   122 34.3 (23) 1  
0-39 999 78 52.8 (19) 1.41 (0.67 – 2.95) 0.62 (0.21 – 1.86) 123 65.7 (44) 2.44 (1.36 – 4.38) 1.40 (0.67 – 2.90)
Duration of present relationship         
4 - ≥ 10 years 120 55.6 (15) 1   180 68.6 (35) 1  
≤ 1 year – 3 years 30 44.4 (12) 4.85 (1.94 – 12.12) 4.20 (1.15 – 15.40) 41 31.4 (16) 2.60 (1.25 - 5.38) 1.14 (0.38 – 3.36)
Having social network/support         
Yes 107 61.1 (22) 1   152 47.7 (31) 1  
No/Do not know 61 38.9 (14) 1.13 (0.53 -2.42) - 95 52.3 (34) 2.23 (1.25 – 3.98) 2.79 (1.31 – 5.92)
  1. N = 424.
  2. a Adjusted for age group, civil status, household income and duration of present relationship.
  3. b Adjusted for age, civil status, household income, duration of relationship and social support.