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dc.creatorDias, S
dc.creatorFraga, S
dc.creatorBarros, H
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-27T11:34:58Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-27T11:34:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1557-1912
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10216/114797-
dc.description.abstractTo assess prevalence of interpersonal violence among a mixed gender sample of immigrants in Portugal, describing the type of violence and associated factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted between October 2008 and May 2009, evaluating a sample of 702 immigrants residing in the Lisbon region. Information was obtained by trained interviewers using a structured questionnaire. Overall, 15.1 % (15.5 % females and 14.7 % males; p = 0.844) of the immigrants reported to be victims of at least one episode of violence during the last year, regardless of which type of violence was involved. The prevalence of intimate-partner violence was 4.1 %, and it was significantly higher among women than men (7.1 % vs. 0.9 %, respectively, p < 0.001). Women who reported being victims of violence during the previous year stated that the episodes occurred more often at home (54.4 %) with the partner as the perpetrator (43.9 %). On the other hand, male victims stated that the violent episodes occurred mostly in public spaces (40.8 %); men indicated that the perpetrator was frequently a stranger (28.6 %) or a co-worker (18.4 %). Violence is a frequent problem among both female and male immigrants living in Portugal, with different gender patterns regarding the perpetrators and settings of abuse.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJ Immigr Minor Health, vol. 5(1), p. 119-124
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.subjectInterpersonal violence - Migrants - Portugal
dc.titleInterpersonal Violence Among Immigrants in Portugal
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoInstituto de Saúde Pública
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10903-012-9644-0
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10903-012-9644-0
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