Nonfatal physical violence, United States, 1994.
Most surveillance and research efforts focus on severe violence, especially on homicices Because less extreme forms of violence may be precursors to more extreme forms, the authors analyzed data from a national survey to describe the extent of nonfatal physical violence in the US Methods.
Tie author generated weighted national estimates from responses to a random-digit-dialed telephone survey, Respondents were asked if they had been « hit, slapped, pushed, or kicked by another person or hit with an object or weapon » in the preceding 12 months.
Respondents were also asked how many times such incidents had occurred and, for the ast such episode, their relationship with the perpetrator, whether they had been injured, and, if so, whether they had sought medical treatment.
The authors estimate that approximately 15 million people, or 8% of the US adult population, experienced nonfatal physical violence, as defined for this study, during a 12-month period.
Male gender, the 18-24-year old age group never having been married, being out of work or a stud ; an., and heavy drinking were associated with a higher likelihood of being assated An estimated 75% of assaults were by a known person and 26% by a stranger.
Women were more likely than men to be assaulted by cur-rent or former intimate partners : men were more likely than women to be assaulted by strangers. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Indice gravité, Comportement, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Prévention, Incidence, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Severity score, Behavior, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Prevention, Incidence, Human, United States, North America, America, Victimology
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