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Table 5 Relationship between war related sexual violence and psychosocial factors among women in Kitgum, Northern Uganda

From: War related sexual violence and it's medical and psychological consequences as seen in Kitgum, Northern Uganda: A cross-sectional study

  Experienced war related sexual violence
(n = 164)
Did not experience war related sexual violence
(n = 409)
   
Characteristics n % n % χ2 Odds ratio (95% CI) P-value
War related trauma
Suffered death of loved one as a result of war 106 27.3 282 72.7 1.00 0.82(0.56-1.21) 0.32
Suffered war related physical trauma 98 32.9 200 67.1 5.53 1.55(1.07-2.24) 0.02*
Suffered war related psychological trauma 149 30.0 348 70.0 3.39 1.74(0.96-3.16) 0.07
Mental health problems
Alcoholism (CAGE positive) 33 30.8 74 69.2 0.32 1.14(0.72-1.80) 0.57
Attempted suicide (life-time) 31 35.6 56 64.4 1.90 1.40(0.87-2.27) 0.17
Significant psychological distress scores (SRQ scores ≥ 6) 112 29.2 271 70.8 0.04 1.04(0.70-1.55) 0.84
Feel like killing someone 25 39.1 39 60.9 3.67 1.69(0.98-2.89) 0.06
Medical complaints
Having at least one gynecological complaint 130 34.4 248 65.6 18.54 2.86(1.75-4.67) <0.001*
Have at least one surgical complaint 131 30.3 302 69.7 2.31 1.41(0.91-2.19) 0.13
Personal risk assessment of contracting HIV over next few years      
High 33 23.7 106 76.3   1  
Medium 47 28.1 120 71.9 5.32 1.25(0.75-2.11) 0.07
Low 75 34.9 140 65.1   1.72(1.06-2.78)  
HIV status (self report)        
Positive 9 33.3 18 66.7   1  
Negative 19 26.0 54 74.0 0.56 0.70(0.27-1.83) 0.76
Don't know 135 29.1 329 70.9   0.82(0.36-1.87)  
  1. * Statistically significant association