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Table 2 Lifetime and past year prevalence of different forms of violence among married women. N = 883

From: Intimate partner violence against women in rural Vietnam - different socio-demographic factors are associated with different forms of violence: Need for new intervention guidelines?

  Lifetime prevalence Past year prevalence
Forms of Violence Violence exp. % (n) Number of events Violence exp. % (n) Number of events
   Once 2–5 times > 5 times   Once 2–5 times > 5 times
Physical Violence §   % (n) % (n) % (n)   % (n) % (n) % (n)
Moderate physical violence: 16.3(144) 5.9 (52) 8.2 (72) 2.3 (20) 3.9 (34) 2.6 (23) 1.0 (9) 0.2 (2)
- Slapped/threw something 27.0 (238) 6.7 (59) 12.1 (107) 8.1 (72) 7.1 (63) 3.3 (29) 3.1 (27) 0.8 (7)
- Pushed/Showed 5.8 (51) 0.8 (7) 1.9 (17) 3.1 (27) 2.6 (23) 0.7 (6) 1.4 (12) 0.6 (5)
Severe physical violence: 14.6(129) 2.9 (26) 6.1 (54) 5.5 (49) 4.4 (39) 0.8 (7) 2.8 (25) 0.8 (7)
- Hit that could hurt 11.6 (102) 2.6 (23) 3.7 (33) 5.2 (46) 3.4 (30) 1.1 (10) 1.6 (14) 0.7 (6)
- Kicked/dragged or beating 8.6 (76) 1.9 (17) 3.1 (27) 3.6 (32) 3.1(27) 1.2 (11) 1.2 (11) 0.6 (5)
- Choked or Burnt 1.7 (15) 0.6 (5) 0.6 (5) 0.6 (5) 0.3 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.2 (2) 0.1 (1)
- Threaten or Used a weapon 1.8 (16) 0.8 (7) 0.5 (4) 0.6 (5) 0.5 (4) 0.1 (1) 0.2 (2) 0.1 (1)
Summary measure of Physical Violence 30.9 (273) 8.5 (75) 22.4 (198)   8.3 (73) 3.6 (32) 4.6 (41)  
Sexual Violence §         
- Physically forced to have sexual intercourse 2.7 (24) 0.2 (2) 1.1 (10) 1.4 (12) 0.5 (4) 0.0 (0) 0.2 (2) 0.2 (2)
- Did not want to have sex. Intercourse 4.9 (43) 0.7 (6) 2.4 (21) 1.8 (16) 1.8 (16) 0.9 (8) 0.7 (6) 0.2 (2)
- Forced to do something sexual that felt degrading 1.0 (9) 0.0 (0) 0.6 (5) 0.5 (4) 0.5 (4) 0.0 (0) 0.2 (2) 0.2 (2)
Summary measure of Sexual Violence 6.6 (58) 0.7 (6) 5.9 (52)   2.2 (19) 0.9 (8) 1.3 (11)  
Physical and sexual violence 32.7 (289) 10.0 (88) 22.8 (201)   9.2 (81) 4.1 (36) 5.1 (45)  
Psychological abuse §         
- Insulted or made her feel bad about herself 20.0 (177) 0.9 (8) 6.1 (54) 12.6 (111) 9.4 (83) 1.4 (12) 5.2 (46) 2.8 (25)
- Belittled or humiliated her 10.6 (94) 0.2 (2) 3.5 (31) 6.7 (59) 5.7 (50) 1.2 (11) 3.3 (29) 1.1 (10)
- Did things to scare or intimidate her on purpose 49.2 (434) 1.9 (17) 13.0 (115) 32.5 (287) 30.4 (268) 5.9 (52) 18.7 (165) 5.8 (51)
- Threaten to hurt her or someone she cared about 12.9 (114) 1.0 (9) 5.3 (47) 6.3 (56) 5.9 (52) 1.2 (11) 3.2 (28) 1.5 (13)
Summary measure of Psychological abuse 55.4 (489) 2.2 (19) 53.2 (470)   33.7 (298) 5.3 (47) 28.4 (251)  
Psychological abuse alone 27.9 (246) 1.8 (16) 26.0 (230)   25.4 (224) 4.3 (38) 22.4 (186)  
Summary measures all forms of violence 60.6 (535) 10.0 (88) 50.6 (447)   34.5 (305) 5.4 (48) 29.8 (263)  
  1. § Can occur more than once