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Table 2 Binary logistic regression results of refusing wife beating among women of reproductive age

From: Wife beating refusal among women of reproductive age in urban and rural Ethiopia

Variables Classification Rural Urban
Number of cases Adjusted odd ratios Number of cases Adjusted odd ratios
   I II III IV
Region Tigray 1339 ref 386 ref
Afar 1027 0.66** (.13) 251 1.33 (.18)
Amhara 1809 0.71***(.09) 259 0.66* (.17)
Oromia 1766 1.09 (.10) 354 1.73** (.16)
Somalia 581 0.40***(.16) 307 0.60** (.19)
Ben-Gumuz 1083 1.41** (.10) 169 1.55* (.20)
SNNP 1784 0.64***(.11) 238 1.06 (.19)
Gambella 898 0.84 (.12) 226 0.83 (.19)
Harari 442 0.68* (.15) 649 1.13 (.14)
Addis Ababa 1724 3.05***(.13)
Dire Dawa 368 1.00 (.15) 722 1.84***(.14)
Level of education No Education 7070 ref 1133 ref
Primary 3681 1.49***(.06) 2139 1.61***(.09)
Secondary 243 2.27***(.14) 1140 2.70***(.11)
Higher 103 7.54***(.23) 873 5.12***(.13)
Age 15–24 4376 0.73***(.08) 2427 0.83***(.09)
25–34 3513 ref 1729 ref
35–49 3208 1.12***(.07) 1129 1.01 (.10)
Access to media Not at all 5269 ref 451 ref
Sometimes 3791 0.97 (.05) 1335 1.29 (.13)
Frequently 2037 1.06 (.07) 3499 1.49** (.13)
Workstatus Not working 5519 ref 2386 ref
Family business 2382 0.95 (.05) 465 1.17 (.11)
Employed 3196 0.96 (.04) 2434 0.90 (.07)
Religion Orthodox 3901 ref 3053 ref
Protestant 2317 0.79** (.09) 610 0.94 (.11)
Muslim 4525 1.12 (.07) 1572 0.68***(.08)
Others 354 0.67** (.16) 50 0.80 (.33)
Number of living children None 3134 ref 2590 ref
1–2 2619 0.99 (.09) 1604 1.30* (.11)
3–4 2447 0.73** (.11) 685 1.27 (.14)
5 and above 2897 0.78* (.11) 406 1.21 (.17)
Household wealth Status Low 4565 ref 1149 ref
Medium 3355 1.02 (.06) 1194 1.17 (.09)
High 3177 1.07 (.06) 2942 1.47***(.09)
Marital status Never married 2227 1.54***(.09) 2153 1.17 (.11)
Currently in union 7710 ref 2405 ref
Ever married 1160 1.27** (.08) 727 1.01 (.10)
Intercept   0.35***(.12)   0.29*** (.20)
Total 11,097   5285  
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001