Socio-Economic Determinants of Intimate Partner Physical Violence among Ever Married Women in Uganda
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About fifty six per cent of ever married women of ages (15-49) reported to have experienced Intimate Partner Physical Violence at least once since age 15 from their partners and 16% of pregnant women reported experiencing IPPV from their partners (UBOS and ICF Macro, 2012). This study aimed at understanding the socio economic determinants of Intimate Partner Physical Violence among ever married women aged 15-49 in Uganda. The 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey data set for women aged 15-49 years was used. I focused and analysed findings on 7536 women who were sampled .Frequency tables were generated and bi-variate analysis done; summary statistics were used to present quantitative variables while chi square test was used to determine association between the variables. Results show that majority (79.4%) resided in rural areas, (60.9%) had attained primary education level, (45.6%) in the lowest quintile, eighty five per cent were married and twenty nine per cent were aged 15-24. Half (64.4%) had given birth to more than three children, 57.4% that their spouses did not take alcohol. Women’s age, marital status, husband’s/partner’s education level, woman’s education level, place of residence, parity, frequency of husband / partner being drunk and drinking of alcohol by a husband / partner were significantly associated with IPPV. This study demonstrate the need women to have access to education, need to establish community based IPPV prevention programmes targeted at breaking the cycle of abuse, transforming gender norms which support IPPV and reducing alcohol consumption should be developed .