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Author(s): Costa, D
Soares, JJ
Lindert, J
Hatzidimitriadou, E
Sundin, Ö
Toth, O
Ioannidi-Kapolo, E
Barros, H
Title: Intimate partner violence: a study in men and women from six European countries
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Objectives: We aimed to assess intimate partner violence (IPV) among men and women from six cities in six European countries. Methods: Four IPV types were measured in a population-based multicentre study of adults (18–64 years; n = 3,496). Sex- and city-differences in past year prevalence were examined considering victims, perpetrators or both and considering violent acts’ severity and repetition. Results: Male victimization of psychological aggression ranged from 48.8 % (Porto) to 71.8 % (Athens) and female victimization from 46.4 % (Budapest) to 70.5 % (Athens). Male and female victimization of sexual coercion ranged from 5.4 and 8.9 %, respectively, in Budapest to 27.1 and 25.3 % in Stuttgart. Male and female victims of physical assault ranged from 9.7 and 8.5 %, respectively, in Porto, to 31.2 and 23.1 % in Athens. Male victims of injury were 2.7 % in Östersund and 6.3 % in London and female victims were 1.4 % in Östersund and 8.5 % in Stuttgart. IPV differed significantly across cities (p < 0.05). Men and women predominantly experienced IPV as both victims and perpetrators with few significant sex-differences within cities. Conclusions: Results support the need to consider men and women as both potential victims and perpetrators when approaching IPV.
Subject: Intimate partner violence
Source: Int J Public Health, vol. 60(4), p. 467-478
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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