Correlates of intimate partner violence among urban women in sub-Saharan Africa

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Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Mary O. Obiyan, Tizta T. Degfie and Anam Bhatti

As originally published on Plos One, March 25th, 2020 here:

The dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV) – one of the world’s leading public health problems – in urban Africa remain poorly understood. Yet, urban areas are key to the future of women’s health in Africa.

We explored survivor-, partner-, and household-level correlates of prevalence rates for types of IPV in urban sub-Saharan Africa women.

By 2030, the majority of sub-Saharan African women will be urban dwellers. Complexities surround IPV in urban sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting the unique dynamics of the problem in this setting. While affirming the link between IPV and marital power inequities and dynamics, findings suggest that the specific correlates of prevalence rates for different IPV sub-types in urban SSA women can, at once, be both similar and unique.

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