Table 2

Multiple logistic regression model of association between family violence and employment status, adjusted for sociodemographic differences (long model)

FactorOdds ratio95% Confidence intervals
LowerUpper
Employment status in 1992
Full time work1.00
Part time work1.0190.4951.942
Working w/Welfare3.3381.1049.029
Non-employed0.9930.5881.644
Employment history
In past year number of weeks unemp/look work1.0140.991.034
Household characteristics
Changed partner between 87 and 920.8930.4991.584
No partner in 87 (new couples)1.2930.8431.997
Total household income in 19922-150 0.7920.5821.081
Total number of children in household in 921.2221.0571.403
Age0.9350.9110.957
Sex
male1.00
female1.3980.9172.129
Years of education in 920.930.8561.009
Satisfaction with social relationship0.7670.7130.825
Total number of drinks in past 30 days2-151 1.4251.2781.593
Ethnicity
White1
African American1.6370.8842.882
Others0.840.3751.687
Physical condition
Any health condition limiting working for pay?
 No1
 Yes1.0080.3432.487
1987 variables
In 1987 did arguments became physical?
 No1.00
 Yes5.5143.0489.711
Did respondent had alcohol problems in 1987?
 No1.00
 Yes1.3940.53.361
  • 2-150 Income in thousands of dollars **0.25.

  • 2-151 Log (alcohol number + 0.5). In all our analyses the data were weighted to control for the over-sampling procedure and to replicate the US distribution using the weights prepared by the NSFH researchers. For details see: Sweet JA, Bumpass LL, Call VRA.41