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Table 4 Characteristics of women by consistentcy of reporting IPV for women who responded to all six surveys (N = 7100)a

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

Characteristics Consistent later IPV
(OR, 95% CI)
Consistent never IPV
(OR, 95% CI)
Mainly IPV
(OR, 95% CI)
Mainly no IPV
(OR, 95% CI)
Mixed IPV
(OR, 95% CI)
Area of residence [ref: Major city]
 Inner regional area 0.87 (0.57, 1.31) 0.86 (0.68, 1.08) 1.37 (0.87, 2.17) 0.86 (0.62, 1.20) 0.98 (0.71, 1.34)
 Outer regional area 0.77 (0.45, 1.29) 0.92 (0.69, 1.22) 1.27 (0.72, 2.22) 1.12 (0.76, 1.67) 0.92 (0.62, 1.36)
 Remote/very remote 1.12 (0.53, 2.38) 0.64 (0.41, 1.01) 0.98 (0.37, 2.55) 0.64 (0.32, 1.29) 0.92 (0.49, 1.73)
Highest qualification [ref: Less than year 12]
 Year 12 or equivalent 1.24 (0.74, 2.07) 1.29 (0.97, 1.73) 1.19 (0.68, 2.08) 1.04 (0.68, 1.59) 1.24 (0.84, 1.83)
 Trade/Certificate/Diploma 1.00 (0.63, 1.59) 1.07 (0.84, 1.38) 1.17 (0.72, 1.90) 1.03 (0.72, 1.49) 0.86 (0.60, 1.24)
 University 1.28 (0.76, 2.18) 1.71 (1.26, 2.31) 0.96 (0.51, 1.82) 1.54 (1.01, 2.34) 1.12 (0.74, 1.70)
Relationship over time [ref: Remained not separated/divorced]
 Remained separated/divorced 0.57 (0.32, 1.03) 0.13 (0.10, 0.17) 0.63 (0.35, 1.15) 0.25 (0.15, 0.42) 0.72 (0.48, 1.08)
 Became not separated/divorced 0.42 (0.20, 0.87) 0.11 (0.08, 0.15) 0.94 (0.51, 1.74) 0.31 (0.18, 0.53) 0.87 (0.56, 1.34)
 Became separated/divorced 1.25 (0.82, 1.90) 0.18 (0.14, 0.23) 0.80 (0.48, 1.32) 0.36 (0.24, 0.54) 0.88 (0.62, 1.25)
Stressed about partner for at least half of surveys [ref: No]
 Yes 3.12 (1.27, 7.68) 0.70 (0.34, 1.44) 2.43 (0.89, 6.68) 1.24 (0.46, 3.37) 1.57 (0.66, 3.72)
Stressed about income for at least half of surveys [ref: No]
 Yes 0.57 (0.33, 0.98) 0.31 (0.23, 0.41) 1.36 (0.85, 2.19) 0.59 (0.38, 0.91) 0.87 (0.60, 1.25)
  1. aMultinomial logistic regression with Consistent IPV as reference group (n = 470)