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Table 4 Prevalence of domestic violence against pregnant women according to type of violence

From: Domestic violence among antenatal attendees in a Kathmandu hospital and its associated factors: a cross-sectional study

Forms of violence Number = 404 Percentage (%)
Psychological violencea
 Insulted/made feel bad about self 53 13.1
 Said or did something to humiliate in front of others 16 4
 Scared or intimidated on purpose 20 5
 Threatened to hurt/harm you or someone close to you 3 0.7
At least one episode of psychological violence 67 16.6 ± 0.04
Physical violencea
 Slapped/pushed/shoved/beat 19 4.7
 Twisted arm or hair/kicked 4 1.0
 Punched or hit/threw something that could hurt you 3 0.7
 Choked you 1 0.2
At least one episode of physical violencea 13 3.2 ± 0.02
Sexual violence
 Insisted to have sexual intercourse (but did not use physical force) 70 17.3
 Physically forced to have sexual intercourse 2 0.5
 Insisted to do any sexual act that felt to be degrading or humiliating (but did not use physical force) 1 0.2
At least one episode of sexual violence 70 17.3 ± 0.04
Psychological, physical or sexual violence (at least any one episode of three violence) 110 27.2 ± 0.04
  1. aMultiple responses