Table 2: Nature of Abuse.

Multiple visits (%)Single visits (%)Odds ratio 95% confidence intervals

Threat to kill victim
 Yes126 (66.0)742 (48.5)2.06 (1.50–2.82)
 No65 (34.0)788 (51.5)
Threat to kill victim family or friends
 Yes16 (26.7)87 (15.6)1.96 (1.05–3.63)
 No44 (73.3)469 (84.4)
Police involved
 Yes120 (48.6)1205 (56.2)0.74 (0.57–0.96)
 No127 (51.4)941 (43.8)
Police involved in previous abuse
 Yes121 (73.8)604 (52.3)2.56 (1.78–3.69)
 No43 (26.2)550 (47.7)
Onset of abuse
 First month44 (23.4)337 (20.8)1.73 (0.87–3.45)
 First year88 (46.8)647 (40.0)1.81 (0.99–3.46)
 1–5 years39 (20.7)425 (26.3)1.22 (0.61–2.44)
 5–10 years6 (3.2)64 (4.0)1.24 (0.44–3.51)
 >10 years11 (5.9)146 (9.0)1.00
Frequency of physical abuse
 None1 (0.5)21 (1.2)0.46 (.06–3.47)
 First time22 (11.1)355 (20.7)0.60 (0.39–0.98
 Constant16 (8.1)95 (5.5)1.62 (0.91–2.9)
 Frequent (weekly, monthly)87 (43.9)550 (32.0)1.53 (1.10–2.13)
 Unpredictable72 (36.4)696 (40.5)1.00
Weapon used
 Yes27 (14.0)404 (21.9)0.58 (0.38–0.88)
 No166 (86.0)1439 (78.1)1.00
Threatened with a weapon
 Yes17 (9.0)134 (7.6)1.20 (0.71–2.04)
 No172 (91.0)1630 (92.4)1.00