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Table 4 The Relationship between Demographic Characteristics and Abuse Status

From: Prevalence and risk factors of domestic violence in women attending the National Guard Primary Health Care Centers in the Western Region, Saudi Arabia, 2018

VariableNoAbuse
No (%)
No Abuse
No (%)
aChi-
square
p-value
Employment status
Employed257118 (45.9)139 (54.1)22.422.000
Housewife1536477 (31.1)1059 (68.9)
Retired42((50)2 (50)
Educational level
Illiterate17942 (23.5)137 (76.5)  
Undergraduate822252 (30.7)570 (69.3)  
Graduate765292 (38.2)473 (61.8)19.597.001
Postgraduate3112 (38.7)19 (61.3)
Residence
Unknown198 (42.1)11 (57.9)  
City1495490 (32.8)1005 (67.2)1.773.635
Village283100 (35.3)183 (64.7)
Home type
Owned1074367 (34.2)707 (65.8)1.002.317
Rent721230 (31.9)491 (68.1)
Family income
< SAR 5000633213 (33.6)420 (66.4).061.805
> SAR 50001161384 (33.1)777 (66.9)
Social status
Single404158 (39.1)246 (60.9)  
Married1295394 (30.4)901 (69.6)29.330.000
Divorce4629 (63)17 (37)
Widow5618 (32.1)38 (67.9)
Marriage duration
< 5 years362120 (33.1)242 (66.9)  
5–10 years349108 (30.9)241 (69.4)8.11.044
≥ 10 years671205 (30.6)466 (69.4)
Financial dependence on Alhusband
Yes1065298 (28)767 (72)21.191.000
No309129 (41.7)180 (58.3)
  1. aChi-Square Test