Table 2

Maternal experience of IPV and child morbidity by type of violence and sex of child

Experience of IPV by typeChild morbidity*
Sexes combinedBoysGirls
N IPV cases/n IPV non-casesaOR†
(95% CI)
N IPV cases/n IPV non-casesaOR†
(95% CI)
N IPV cases/n IPV non-casesaOR†
(95% CI)
Experience of any type of IPV600/6041.65 (1.43 to 1.91)325/2901.76 (1.45 to 2.15)275/3141.58 (1.29 to 1.93)
Emotional only211/1901.89 (1.50 to 2.37)119/892.19 (1.62 to 2.95)92/1011.67 (1.22 to 2.30)
Physical only95/1191.27 (0.94 to 1.71)52/681.15 (0.78 to 1.7)43/511.39 (0.90 to 2.14)
Emotional and physical206/2031.68 (1.34 to 2.11)106/941.77 (1.29 to 2.44)100/1091.62 (1.19 to 2.21)
Emotional, physical and sexual51/521.65 (1.07 to 2.57)29/212.09 (1.16 to 3.77)22/311.43 (0.78 to 2.65)
  • *Child morbidity refers to any maternal report of diarrhoea, symptoms of acute respiratory infection or fever in the 2 weeks prior to the DHS.

  • †Adjusted OR covariates: child's age, mother’s age at birth, maternal education, wealth index, mother’s smoking status, place of residence, survey year and adjusted for clustering by mother using a Huber-White sandwich estimator.

  • DHS, Demographic and Health Survey; IPV, intimate partner violence.