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ERIC Number: EJ981536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Physical Health Effects of Intimate Partner Abuse
Sillito, Carrie LeFevre
Journal of Family Issues, v33 n11 p1520-1539 Nov 2012
Although intimate partner violence has been recognized as both a social problem and health issue, the extent to which it is a health issue for both males and females in the general population is largely unknown. This longitudinal research uses data from the National Survey of Family and Households (1987-2003). Random effects logistic regression models are used to assess physical health outcomes of exposure to intimate partner abuse for males and females. Results indicate that females are significantly more likely to report poor health if exposed to intimate partner abuse. The same is not true for males. Findings of this research indicate a need to explore further sex differences in violence outcomes. These findings are likely to be of interest to those who study families, intimate partner abuse, and health. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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