Table 3: Lifetime prevalence of domestic violence based on women’s characteristics.

CharacteristicNo domestic violence
( )
Domestic violence
( )
value

Education 0.0001
 Elementary147 (24.1)139 (35.9)
 High school graduate115 (18.9)78 (20.2)
 College347 (57.0)170 (43.9)
Home ownership0.39
 Owned427 (70.1)258 (66.7)
 Rented163 (26.8)112 (28.9)
 Other19 (3.1)17 (4.4)
Occupation0.15
 Housekeeper478 (75.8)323 (83.5)
 Employed77 (12.6)39 (10.1)
 Other54 (8.8)25 (6.4)
Current marital status0.0001
 Married583 (95.7)342 (88.4)
 Divorced4 (0.7)18 (4.7)
 Widow22 (3.6)27 (7.0)
Physical illness0.02
 Yes124 (20.4)102 (26.4)
 No485 (79.6)285 (73.6)
Mental illness0.002
 Yes31 (5.1)40 (10.3)
 No578 (94.9)347 (89.7)
Handicapped children0.14
 Yes15 (2.5)16 (4.1)
 No593 (97.5)371 (95.9)

Spouse’s demographic characteristics
Education0.0001
 Elementary112 (18.5)118 (30.6)
 High school graduate123 (20.3)91 (23.6)
 College371 (61.2)177 (45.9)
Occupation0.65
 Unemployed24 (4.0)19 (4.9)
 Worker/farmer286 (47.2)190 (49.2)
 Clerk/retired261 (43.1)150 (38.9)
 Other35 (5.8)27 (7.0)
Physical illness0.02
 Yes89 (14.7)78 (20.2)
 No517 (85.3)308 (79.8)
Mental illness0.001
 Yes22 (3.6)33 (8.5)
 No584 (96.4)353 (91.5)
Smoking0.0001
 Yes141 (23.3)131 (33.9)
 No465 (76.7)255 (66.1)