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Table 2 Bivariate association between illness in infants and characteristics of women, husbands and infants, Mbale, Uganda, 2003.

From: Intimate partner violence and infant morbidity: evidence of an association from a population-based study in eastern Uganda in 2003

Variable Illness n (%) No Illness n (%) Unadjusted OR (95% CI)
Age of mother (years)    
   15 – 24 122 (51) 116 (49) 1.1 (0.8–1.6)
   25 – 45 106 (48) 113 (52) 1.0
Education of mother (years)    
   0 – 7 177 (55) 147 (45) 1.9 (1.3–2.9)
   8 or more 51 (38) 82 (62) 1.0
Marital status    
   Single/widow 91 (48) 100 (52) 1.0
   Married 121 (53) 106 (47) 1.3 (0.9–1.8)
Parity    
   Primipara 39 (39) 61 (61) 1.0
   Multipara 189 (53) 168 (47) 1.8 (1.1–2.8)
Mother works outside the home    
   No 61 (50) 62 (50) 1.0
   Yes 167 (50) 167 (50) 1.0 (0.7.1.5)
Residence    
   Urban 42 (34) 82 (66) 1.0
   Rural 186 (56) 147 (44) 2.5 (1.6–3.8)
Socio-economic status    
   Least poor 63 (52) 59 (48) 1.0
   Poorest 100 (54) 85 (46) 1.1 (0.7–1.7)
Age of husband (years)    
   15 – 24 39 (57) 30 (43) 1.5 (0.9–2.5)
   25 – 45 121 (47) 139 (53) 1.0
Education of husband (years)    
   0 – 7 116 (55) 96 (45) 1.4 (0.9–2.1)
   8 or more 74 (46) 86 (54) 1.0
Number of people in household    
   5 or less 101 (46) 119 (54) 1.0
   6 or more 109 (46) 128 (54) 1.0 (0.7–1.5)
Age of child (months)    
   <6 81 (37) 139 (63) 1.0
   6–12 147 (62) 90 (38) 2.8 (1.9–4.1)
Sex of child    
   Male 121 (47) 134 (53) 1.0
   Female 107 (53) 95 (47) 1.2 (0.9–1.8)
Is child on exclusive breastfeeding?    
   Yes 36 (34) 69 (66) 1.0
   No 189 (54) 159 (46) 2.3 (1.4–3.6)
Complete vaccination for age    
   No 139 (55) 113 (45) 1.0
   Yes 89 (43) 116 (57) 0.6 (0.4–0.9)
Is child wasted?    
   No 211 (49) 216 (51) 1.0
   Yes 17 (57) 13 (43) 1.3 (0.6–2.8)
Is child underweight?    
   No 205 (50) 202 (50) 1.0
   Yes 23 (46) 27 (54) 0.8 (0.5–1.5)
Is child stunted?    
   No 210 (50) 211 (50) 1.0
   Yes 18 (50) 18 (50) 1.0 (0.5–2.0)
Lifetime intimate partner violence    
   No 86 (41) 122 (59) 1.0
   Yes 142 (57) 107 (43) 1.9 (1.3–2.7)