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Table 2 Characteristics of intimate partner violence experienced by women aged 18–49 years in the states of São Paulo and Pernambuco in the 12 months prior to interview–Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013 (N = 43)

From: The relationship between the Maria da Penha Law and intimate partner violence in two Brazilian states

Characteristic Total São Paulo Pernambuco X2
N = 43 N = 26 N = 17 p-value
N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Type of violence     0.3511
 Physical 23 (53.5) 16 (61.5) 7 (41.2)  
 Sexual 0 0 0  
 Psychological 17 (39.5) 9 (34.6) 8 (47.1)  
 Other 3 (7.0) 1 (3.9) 2 (11.8)  
Severity of violence     0.3499
 Moderate 19 (44.2) 10 (38.5) 9 (52.9)  
 Severe 24 (55.8) 16 (61.5) 8 (47.1)  
Frequency of violence in last 12 months     0.4059
 1–2 times 14 (32.6) 7 (26.9) 7 (41.2)  
 3–11 times 19 (44.2) 11 (42.3) 8 (47.1)  
 12 times or morea 10 (23.3) 8 (30.7) 2 (11.8)  
Location of violence     0.0707
 Home 38 (88.4) 25 (96.2) 13 (76.5)  
 Public 5 (11.6) 1 (3.9) 4 (23.5)  
Injury caused by violence     0.8587
 Yes 17 (39.5) 10 (38.5) 7 (41.2)  
 No 26 (60.5) 16 (61.5) 10 (58.8)  
Medical attention sought after violence occurred     0.7142
 Yes 10 (23.3) 7 (26.9) 3 (17.6)  
 No 33 (76.7) 19 (73.1) 14 (82.4)  
  1. aAt least once a month, once a week, or daily