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We aimed to describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy across 19 countries, and examine trends across age groups and UN regions. We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (20 surveys from 15 countries) and the International Violence Against Women Surveys (4 surveys from 4 countries)(More)
MEASURE DHS assists countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Additional information about the MEASURE DHS project can be obtained by contacting The main objectives of the MEASURE DHS project are: The main objectives of to provide decisionmakers in survey countries with(More)
We use Demographic and Health Survey data from Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti to compare women in different poverty and violence categories in terms of their experience of selected reproductive health outcomes. "Poor" women are those who belong to the bottom quintile of households arrayed according to a widely accepted asset-based wealth index.(More)
  • Sunita Kishor
  • 2005
against Women defines such violence as " any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. " Acts of violence by husbands against their wives,(More)
Acknowledgement: We gratefully acknowledge the following persons for helping to make this report complete and possible in a very short period of time. We are particularly grateful to Hilary M. Schwandt and Noureddine Abderrahim who assisted with the data analysis; Hannah C. Guedenet who helped convert data into figures and tables; and Kiran Agrahari and(More)
Data for nationally representative samples of cohabiting couples in six developing countries show that intimate partner violence (IPV) increases the risk of self-reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for currently married women (ORs = 1.4-2.2) in all six countries, and that the strength of this relationship is not diminished by controls for(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The prevalence of anaemia during pregnancy and lactation was significantly lower in the National Family Health Survey 1998-1999 (NFHS-2), using the hemocue method for haemoglobin estimation compared to earlier surveys. The present study selected seven States and used the same districts and villages studied in the NFHS-2, to see if(More)