The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of, and sociodemographic factors associated with, adult domestic violence within a Native American community.
Adult women in the community were surveyed.
Of 371 eligible women, 341 (92%) were surveyed.
Among respondents, 179 reported a history of at least I episode of domestic violence.
Fifty-six (16.4%) reported violence within the previous 12 months.
Age under 40 years and living in a household receiving governmental financial assistance were independently associated with 1-year prevalence of adult domestic violence.
Adult domestic violence is prevalent within this Native American community.
Additional research is required to characterize further the relationship between domestic violence and socioeconomic status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Relation conjugale, Statut socioéconomique, Trouble comportement social, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Marital relation, Socioeconomic status, Social behavior disorder, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0491601
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 19/02/1999.