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Table 6 Social and behavioural consequences of IPV and reasons for using violence, % (N)

From: Self-reported exposure to intimate partner violence among women and men in Sweden: results from a population-based survey

Number of respondents reporting social and behavioural consequences of IPV* Men N = 26 Women N = 58
Work more than usual to keep away from home 34.6 (9) 22.4 (13)
Keep distance to common friends 15.4 (4) 24.1 (14)
Take the children away from the home 0 (0) 20.7 (12)
Change work 15.4 (4) 6.9 (4)
Avoid being at home when the children or no one else was at home 0 (0) 6.9 (4)
Move away from home 26.9 (7) 41.4 (24)
Divorce 15.4 (4) 34.5 (20)
Live under a secret identity 3.8 (1) 1.7 (1)
Number of respondents reporting reasons for using violence* Men N = 32 Women N = 55
I felt afraid and did it in self-defence in a violent situation 18.8 (6) 30.9 (17)
I felt offended and/or hurt (saddened) 50.0 (16) 54.5 (30)
I did it in a quarrel since my partner or we both had used alcohol or drugs 31.3 (10) 16.4 (9)
I lost control 25.0 (8) 18.2 (10)
  1. *Percentage is calculated based on those who responded to the question.