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ERIC Number: EJ779260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Who Is Most at Risk for Intimate Partner Violence? A Canadian Population-Based Study
Romans, Sarah; Forte, Tonia; Cohen, Marsha M.; Du Mont, Janice; Hyman, Ilene
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n12 p1495-1514 2007
Whole population studies on intimate partner violence (IPV) have given contradictory information about prevalence and risk factors, especially concerning gender. The authors examined the 1999 Canadian General Social Survey data for gender patterns of physical, sexual, emotional, or financial IPV from a current or ex-partner. More women (8.6%) than men (7.0%, p = 0.001) reported partner physical abuse in general, physical IPV causing physical injury (p less than 0.0001), sexual abuse (1.7% vs. 0.2%, p less than 0.0001), and financial abuse (4.1% vs. 1.6%, p less than 0.0001). There were no gender differences for partner emotional abuse. Significant risk factors after multivariate modeling for physical/sexual IPV were younger age, being divorced/separated or single, having children in the household, and poor self-rated physical health. These findings from a large, randomly generated data set further refine our understanding of the risk profile for IPV in the developed world. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada