Interview Interruption and Responses to Questions About Domestic Violence in India

Publisher: Violence Against Women
Aug 14, 2014
Brenna V. Rabel, Solveig A. Cunningham, and Rob Stephenson


This article uses the National Family Health Survey 2005-2006 (NFHS-3) of India to examine the relationship between interview interruption and the reporting of domestic violence. A sample of 65,610 currently married women was used to compare reported acts of physical and sexual violence among women who had been interrupted during their interview and those who had not. Logistic regression analyses indicated that women whose interviews were interrupted by either an adult man or woman were significantly more likely to report intimate partner violence.