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Table 3 Family characteristics of the study sample in this study. (DV vs No DV)

From: The prevalence of domestic violence and its association with family factors: a cross-sectional study among pregnant women in urban communities of Hengyang City, China

VariablesDV (n = 127)No DV (n = 686)Total(n = 813)χ2 valuep value
Family relationships
 Relationship with mother-in-law   45.4110.000
  Good106 (83.5)668 (97.4)774  
  Bad21 (16.5)18 (2.6)39  
 Relationship with other families   49.3910.000
  Good104 (81.9)666 (97.1)770  
  Bad23 (18.1)20 (2.9)43  
Family structure
 Number of cohabitation (include oneself)   0.0580.809
  1–226 (20.5)147 (21.4)173  
  >3101 (79.5)539 (78.6)640  
 Live with eldership   0.8130.367
  Yes88 (69.3)447 (65.2)535  
  No39 (30.7)239 (34.8)278  
Family related stressors
 Medium household debt   8.8570.003
  Yes20 (15.7)52 (7.6)72  
  No107 (84.3)624 (92.4)741  
 Separation   8.0950.004
  Yes29 (22.8)90 (13.1)119  
  No98 (77.2)596 (85.9)694  
 Partner’s extramarital affairs   18.3470.000
  Yes9 (7.1)8 (1.2)17  
  No118 (92.9)678 (98.8)796  
Family function
 Family APGAR index   40.0960.000
  Low level25 (19.7)41 (6)66  
  Middle level52 (40.9)204 (29.7)256  
  High level50 (39.4)441 (64.3)491  
  1. Abbreviations: DV domestic violence
  2. Data are presented as n (%)
  3. Characters in bold indicate statistical significance p<0.05