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Intimate partner violence during pregnancy: analysis of prevalence data from 19 countries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21111360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We aimed to describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy across 19 countries, and examine trends across age groups and UN regions. We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (20 surveys from 15 countries) and the International Violence Against Women Surveys (4 surveys from 4 countries) carried out between 1998 and 2007. Our data suggest that intimate partner violence during a pregnancy is a common experience. The prevalence of IPV during pregnancy ranged from approximately 2.0% in Australia, Cambodia, Denmark and the Philippines to 13.5% in Uganda among ever-pregnant, ever-partnered women; half of the surveys estimated prevalence to be between 3.9 and 8.7%. Prevalence appeared to be higher in African and Latin American countries relative to the European and Asian countries surveyed. In most settings, prevalence was relatively constant in the younger age groups (age 15-35), and then appeared to decline very slightly after age 35. Intimate partner violence during pregnancy is more common than some maternal health conditions routinely screened for in antenatal care. Global initiatives to reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal health must devote increased attention to violence against women, particularly violence during pregnancy.
Authors:
Karen M Devries; Sunita Kishor; Holly Johnson; Heidi Stöckl; Loraine J Bacchus; Claudia Garcia-Moreno; Charlotte Watts
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive health matters     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1460-9576     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod Health Matters     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  2011-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420826     Medline TA:  Reprod Health Matters     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Reproductive Health Matters. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Cross-Sectional Studies
Domestic Violence / statistics & numerical data*
Female
Humans
Internationality*
Interpersonal Relations
Interviews as Topic
Maternal Welfare
Middle Aged
Pregnancy
Sexual Partners*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
G0802699//Medical Research Council

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