Table 3

Crude and adjusted OR for ‘ever-abused’ and associated factors adjusted for all included variables

ORCrude CI (95%)OR Adjusted CI (95%)
Women’s characteristics
 Living area
Tea plantation sector2.241.87  to 2.701.621.11 to 2.37
Capital district11
 Age
  16–30  years1.481.24 to 1.771.180.97 to 1.43
  31–44  years11
 Ethnicity
  Tamils2.021.68 to 2.440.900.65 to 1.27
  Muslims1.541.11 to 2.131.511.08 to 2.11
  Sinhalese11
 Education**
  Low1.641.37 to 1.971.080.84 to 1.39
  High11
 Employment
  Employed1.391.15 to 1.681.251.01 to 1.55
  Housewife11
Partner’s characteristics
 Education*
  Low1.681.40 to 2.021.150.89 to 1.49
  High11
  Other characteristics
 Family income1.351.10 to 1.671.110.87 to 1.42
  Low(< 30 000 SLR)
  Middle and high11
 Distance†
  Far2.071.73 to 2.471.441.13 to 1.84
  Near (<11 km)11
  • *Education—low (no schooling and primary-level school education only) and high (above primary-level school education).

  • †Distance from the residence to the nearest gender-based violence care centre.