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Table 2 Characteristics of women according to consistency of reporting IPV over time

From: Longitudinal inconsistency in responses to survey items that ask women about intimate partner violence

  Consistent IPV reporting Inconsistent IPV reporting
  Consistent IPV Consistent later IPV Consistent never IPV Mainly IPV Mainly
no IPV
Mixed IPV
  N = 827 N = 347 N = 8436 N = 258 N = 587 N = 511
Area of residence – Survey 1 (%)
 Major city 64.8 69.4 67.3 62.5 63.3 66.0
 Inner regional area 21.5 20.2 20.5 24.5 23.5 21.7
 Outer regional area 11.1 8.0 10.1 10.8 11.4 10.1
 Remote/very remote 2.6 2.4 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.2
Qualifications – Survey 1 (%)
 Less than Year 12 52.7 50.4 42.9 54.2 43.7 49.1
 Year 12 or equivalent 15.7 18.6 17.3 15.9 18.1 15.5
 Trade/Certificate/Diploma 19.0 17.4 20.9 18.0 20.1 17.8
 University degree 12.6 13.6 18.9 11.9 18.1 17.6
Relationship status – Survey 1 (%)
 Married/Defacto 57.6 77.5 86.3 57.2 77.3 67.6
 Divorced/Separated 36.9 17.4 8.1 33.5 17.1 29.1
 Widowed/Single 5.5 5.1 5.6 9.3 5.6 3.2
Relationship status over surveys (%)
 Never divorced/separated 42.9 49.0 83.7 47.4 69.5 49.2
 Remained divorced/separated 21.0 12.2 5.1 21.4 9.8 16.5
 Became partnered 15.8 5.2 3.0 12.1 7.5 13.0
 Became divorced/separated 20.2 33.6 8.2 19.1 13.2 21.3
Stressed about partner/spouse (%)
 At Survey 1 17.0 17.6 5.5 21.5 11.9 20.4
 For at least half of surveys 4.4 7.7 1.5 7.3 2.9 5.8
Stressed about income (%)
 At Survey 1 27.5 23.7 10.2 27.6 19.0 20.8
 For at least half of surveys 23.2 23.6 6.4 25.0 13.0 17.5
  1. Percentages weighted for intentional oversampling of women living in rural and remote areas of Australia