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The 5-year course of intimate partner violence among White, Black, and Hispanic couples in the United States.
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PMID:  16051726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article examines the 5-year incidence, prevalence, and recurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among White, Black, and Hispanic intact couples in the United States. A national multistage household probability sample of couples, age 18 years or older, was interviewed in 1995 with a response rate of 85%, and reinterviewed in 2000 with a response rate of 72%. Results indicate that the incidence and recurrence of IPV are higher for Blacks and Hispanics than for Whites. Compared to Whites, Hispanics are 2.5 times more likely to initiate IPV between baseline and follow-up and Blacks are 3.7 times more likely to report IPV at baseline and follow-up. Couples reporting severe IPV in 1995 are more likely than others to report severe IPV at follow-up. The rate of recurrence for severe IPV among Black and Hispanic couples is 6 and 4 times higher, respectively, than the rate among Whites. The results suggest that Blacks and Hispanics may be more affected by IPV.
Raul Caetano; Craig A Field; Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler; Christine McGrath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interpersonal violence     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0886-2605     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interpers Violence     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-29     Completed Date:  2005-12-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700910     Medline TA:  J Interpers Violence     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1039-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Regional Campus,USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology,  ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Follow-Up Studies
Hispanic Americans / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
Social Behavior Disorders / epidemiology
Spouse Abuse / ethnology*,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
United States / epidemiology
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