This study measured the prevalence, frequency and severity of physical wife abuse and as rich factors in Leon Nicaragua.
A cross-sectional survey was conducted with a representative sample of 488 woemn 15 to 49 years of age.
The lifetime prevalence of spousal violence was 52% among ever-married women (n=360) Spousal violence was significantly positively associated with poverty, parity, urban residence, and history of violence in the husband's family.
No significant associasions were found between spousal violence and women's age, education, marital dependency, or occupation.
Wife abuse constitutes a major public health problem in Nicaragua, requiring urgent measures for prevention and treatment for victims.
Mots-clés Pascal : Femme maltraitée, Homme, Femelle, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Facteur sociodémographique, Relation conjugale, Victimologie, Nicaragua, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Woman abuse, Human, Female, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Sociodemographic factor, Marital relation, Victimology, Nicaragua, Central America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0156733
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 16/11/1999.