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Type Journal Article - Journal of Women's Health
Title Prevalence and risk factors of domestic violence among Mongolian women
Author(s)
Volume 18
Issue 11
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
Page numbers 1873-1880
URL http://ntur.lib.ntu.edu.tw/bitstream/246246/233149/1/No.299.pdf
Abstract
Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and determinants of domestic violence in
Mongolian women.
Methods: The survey was administered to 5500 people in 1000 households randomly selected from two districts
of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Results: The response rate was 90.3% (total of 4967, and 3338 were women.). About 37.7% of respondents
reported that they were affected by some type of domestic violence during the previous 6 months; 17.9% of all
respondents reported physical violence, 21.9% reported emotional violence, 10% reported sexual abuse, and
6.9% reported financial violence. Major risk factors for violence against women included having only a primary
education or less, low income, living in a rented house, and living with an unemployed partner who uses
alcohol.
Conclusions: Domestic or intimate partner violence (IPV) is widespread in Mongolia and is usually committed in
family circles, often away from public view. This study suggests that increasing employment for men may help
reduce poverty and alcohol abuse and, thus, IPV.

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