Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Cross sectional

A Cross Sectional Study Of Domestic Violence And Its Associated Factors Among Married Women In Urban Chennai, Tamil Nadu

S. Varsha; K. Subhashchandra; Timsi Jain

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 3404-3411

Domestic Violence is a major issue worldwide among the married women. It is one of the leading causes of gender based violence against married women. The National family health survey-4 (2015-16) for Tamil nadu state estimated the prevalence at 37%. Since the domestic violence has major implications in psychological, social and mental well being of the women. This study aims to find out the prevalence of domestic violence among married women and the various factors associated with it. a Community based cross-sectional study was undertaken in the urban field practice area of Saveetha Medical College, Chennai conducted over a period of 3 Months from January 2020 to March 2020 which Included 254 study participants.
The overall prevalence of domestic violence was 38.2%, with physical, sexual, psychological and emotional violence comprising of 28.7%, 9.1%, 12.6% and 15.4% respectively. Multivariate analysis found that the involvement of women in decision making at their home, alcohol abuse among husbands, religion and husband's education (p <0.0001) were significantly associated with domestic violence. The prevalence of domestic violence among the married women residing in urban Chennai was found to be quite high compared to national and state levels. This study helps to assess the significant factors responsible for domestic violence in an urban area of Chennai, Tamil nadu.