Table 2 Association of marital characteristics with incident sexually transmitted infection
Nn (%)OR* (95% CI)p Value
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Age at marriage (years)
    <181308 (6.2)1p Value for trend 0.45
    18–2038315 (3.9)1.0 (0.4 to 2.7)
    21–2456416 (2.8)0.8 (0.3 to 2.2)
    ⩾2547513 (2.7)0.8 (0.3 to 2.2)
Ever experienced verbal abuse from husband
    No133342 (3.5)10.77
    Yes21910 (4.6)1.1 (0.5 to 2.3)
Ever experienced physical abuse from husband
    No140643 (3.1)10.39
    Yes1469 (6.2)1.4 (0.7 to 3.0)
Ever experienced sexual abuse from husband
    No149746(3.1)10.03
    Yes556 (10.9)3.0 (1.2 to 7.5)
Current concern about husband’s habits (e.g. alcohol)
    No122433 (2.7)10.11
    Yes32819 (5.8)1.7 (0.9 to 3.0)
Current concern about husband’s affairs
    No153350 (3.3)10.21
    Yes192 (10.5)3.0 (0.7 to 13.4)
  • OR, Odds ratio.

  • *Adjusted for ethnicity, toilet in home, tapwater in home, difficulty managing financially and household size.