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J. Islam. Int. Med. Coll.. 2015; 10(4): 246-250

Prevalence and associated risk factors of Domestic Violence among Pregnant Women Visiting Federal General Hospital Islamabad.

Danish Nadeem, Saira Alyas, Waheed Iqbal, Jamal zafar, Shahzad ali khan, Mudassar Mushtaq Jawad Abbasi.


The objective of the study was to estimate prevalence of domestic violence and associated risk factors among pregnant women attending the Federal General Hospital Islamabad.
Study design:
Descriptive cross sectional study.
Place and duration of study:
This research was conducted out in the Federal General Hospital Islamabad from May 2014 to October 2014.
Material and Methods:
A descriptive cross sectional survey was carried out on 150 pregnant women by employing systematic sampling. Pregnant women without any serious medical complication were selected for study. Standardized, pretested, domestic violence questionnaire based on PDHS 2012-2013 was used to assess domestic violence during pregnancy. A SPSS version 16.0 was used for data entry and analysis. Descriptive analysis of all categorical variables in form of frequencies and percentages along with binary logistic regression was applied.
Overall, (24.3%) women experienced one form of abuse, answering yes to at least one of the five domestic violence questions.
This study demonstrates the educational level of pregnant women; income, parity, year since married and women empowerment were significantly (p

Key words: Domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family violence, physical abuse, violence against women, pregnancy, risk factors.

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