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Child battering in Nairobi, Kenya.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8033769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of battered children was carried out at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi between 1st May 1989 and 30th April 1990. Twenty eight cases were identified and compared with twenty six controls, matched for age and sex. The battered children were likely to be aged between three and four years, with slight male predominance. The abusing parents tended to live in crowded environments, were younger in age, less educated and were less likely to be practising contraception. They were relatively new migrants to Nairobi and were socially isolated. The socio-economic and cultural issues are discussed.
R O Sumba; N O Bwibo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-16     Completed Date:  1994-08-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  KENYA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  688-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Child Abuse / statistics & numerical data*
Child, Preschool
Contraception Behavior
Cultural Characteristics
Emigration and Immigration
Kenya / epidemiology
Matched-Pair Analysis
Parents / education,  psychology
Population Surveillance*
Social Isolation
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Population

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