Factors associated with intimate partner violence against young women (aged 15-24 years); case study of Central Uganda
Namaganda, Gloria Kirunda
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This current study aimed at examining the factors associated with IPV against young women in Central Uganda using the UDHS data set 2016 collected by UBOS. Data was filtered to obtain the actual sample size for analysis and drawing conclusion. Analysis was done at three levels that is univariate analysis which included frequency distribution tables for the back ground characteristics, bivariate analysis which included the measure of association using the Pearson’s chi-square test and multivariate analysis with a measure of likelihood of an event (Odds Ratio). Findings of the study indicated that 70.91% of the respondents did experience severe violence from their partner and 29.09% experienced severe violence from their partner. Among those who were victims of IPV, 87.74% resided in rural areas of Central Uganda and had acquired lower levels of education. On top of that, young women who experienced violence from their spouse the majority were poor (78.87%), 60% of their partner consumed alcohol and those with 0-5 six children (69.52%) compared to their counterparts. Therefore transformation of whole institutions in every sector using a gender perspective in particular, integration of attentions to violence against young women into sexual reproductive health services and promotion of social and economic empowerment of young women and girls are recommended.