Domestic violence was reported within all socioeconomic class groupings but it was most prevalent within the working class and lower middle socioeconomic classes. The major perceived cause of domestic violence was alcohol/drug abuse.
Objectives: Domestic violence is a medical and social issue that often leads to negative consequences for society. This paper examines the association between the prevalence of domestic violence in relation to the different socio-economic classes in Central Trinidad. The paper also explores the major perceived causes of physical abuse in Central Trinidad.