Severe partner perpetrated burn: Examining a nationally representative sample of women in India.


OBJECTIVES This paper investigates severe partner perpetrated burn (SPPB) in India and associated social correlates. METHODS Data are from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), a cross-sectional nationally representative household-based survey. Age, wealth index, education, urban/rural status, region, in-law violence, parental abuse, father abuse of mother, presence of a son, and age at marriage were examined for relationships with SPPB. Models with two reference groups were created (women without intimate partner violence; women with other non-burn intimate partner violence). Logistic regression analyses were computed. RESULTS Prevalence of SPPB was 1.00% (n=429). When compared to women with no intimate partner violence (IPV), greater wealth and rural status were protective of SPPB, but having a father who abused the participant's mother increased odds of SPPB over three times. When compared to women who had experienced IPV, presence of a son was protective of SPPB, as was not living in the South. Similarities between models included increased odds of SPPB associated with in-law violence and younger age at marriage. CONCLUSIONS SPPB was associated with measures that impacted odds of its occurrence. Prevention efforts should consider these and other cultural factors.

DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.08.035

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@article{Spiwak2015SeverePP, title={Severe partner perpetrated burn: Examining a nationally representative sample of women in India.}, author={Rae Spiwak and Sarvesh Logsetty and Tracie O Afifi and Jitender Sareen}, journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries}, year={2015}, volume={41 8}, pages={1847-1854} }