This study uses household and individual-level data from the Demographic and
Health Surveys (DHS) program to examine the prevalence and correlates of domestic
violence and the health consequences of domestic violence for women and their children.
Nationally representative data from nine countries—Cambodia (2000), Colombia
(2000), the Dominican Republic (2002), Egypt (1995), Haiti (2000), India
(1998-1999), Nicaragua (1998), Peru (2000), and Zambia (2001-2002)—are analyzed
within a comparative framework to provide a multifaceted analysis of the phenomenon
of domestic violence.