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Violence during pregnancy in Jordan: its prevalence and associated risk and protective factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19269932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study estimates the lifetime prevalence of physical violence during pregnancy and examines risk and protective factors among women (N = 390) attending reproductive health clinics in Jordan. Approximately 15% reported physical violence during pregnancy. The husband was the sole perpetrator in 83% of the cases. A high frequency of quarreling, the husband's use of alcohol, attitudes supportive of a woman's duty to obey her husband, infrequent communication between the respondent and her family, and exposure to violence as a child increased the risk of violence. Consanguinity (marriage to a blood relative) and higher education levels were protective against violence during pregnancy.
Cari Jo Clark; Allan Hill; Khelda Jabbar; Jay G Silverman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-03-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence against women     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1077-8012     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Against Women     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-01     Completed Date:  2009-08-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506308     Medline TA:  Violence Against Women     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  720-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Minnesota School of Medicine, MN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Family Characteristics / ethnology*
Focus Groups
Interpersonal Relations
Jordan / epidemiology
Maternal Welfare / ethnology*,  statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  ethnology*
Risk Assessment / statistics & numerical data
Social Values / ethnology
Spouse Abuse / ethnology*,  prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data
Women's Health / ethnology
Young Adult

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