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Table 4 Women’s perceived reasons for physical abuse by husband (n = 402)

From: Prevalence, associated factors, and disclosure of intimate partner violence among mothers in rural Bangladesh

Perceived reasons for abuse n %
Without Reason 262 65.2
Financial Crisis 92 22.9
Disobeyed Husband/Elder 86 21.4
Neglected House Chores 79 19.7
Refused Sex 57 14.2
Bacause Husband Unemployed 29 7.2
Envy or Malice 27 6.7
Wife Suspects Infidelity 21 5.2
Food Crisis 18 4.5
For Dowry 15 3.7
Demand of Money From My Family 14 3.5
Went Out Without Permission 5 1.2
Husband Suspects Infidelity 5 1.2
Husband’s Drug/Alcohol Use 5 1.2
Other 4 1.0