Battering during pregnancy affects the health of both pregnant women and their unborn children.
The purpose of this retrospective study of 488 primarily Medicaid-eligible postpartum women was to identify the constellation of factors associated with violence.
The prevalence of battering during pregnancy was 7%, similar to that found in other studies.
Significant correlates of battering included anxiety, depression, housing problems, inadequate prenatal care, and drug and alcohol use.
Woman battering by a partner during pregnancy was associated with a greater severity of this constellation of patterns than those experiencing abuse before pregnancy only, or those experiencing physical attack by someone other than their partner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Femme battue syndrome, Violence, Partenaire sexuel, Gestation, Pauvreté, Femme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Ethnie, Facteur risque, Soin, Prénatal, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Battered wife syndrome, Violence, Sex partner, Pregnancy, Poverty, Woman, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Ethnic group, Risk factor, Care, Prenatal, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0306687
Code Inist : 002B18F. Création : 199406.