A survey of battered children was carried out at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi between 1st May 1989 and 30th April 1990.
Twenty eight cases mere identified and compared mith twenty six controls, matched for age and sex.
The battered children mere likely to be aged between free and four years, with slight male predominance.
The abusing parents tended to live in crowded environments, mere younger in age, less educated and mere less likely to be practising contraception.
They were relatively new migrants to Nairobi and were socially isolated.
The socio-economic and cultural issue are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant maltraité, Enfant battu syndrome, Kenya, Epidémiologie, Age, Sexe, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child abuse, Child abuse syndrome, Kenya, Epidemiology, Age, Sex, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0173865
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.