Identifying sociodemographic differences in Intimate Partner Violence among immigrant and native women in Spain: a cross-sectional study

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Title: Identifying sociodemographic differences in Intimate Partner Violence among immigrant and native women in Spain: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Vives-Cases, Carmen | Gil-González, Diana | Ruiz Pérez, Isabel | Escribà Agüir, Vicenta | Plazaola Castaño, Juncal | Montero Piñar, María Isabel | Torrubiano Domínguez, Jordi
Research Group/s: Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Battered women | Immigration | Prevalence | Risk factors
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: VIVES-CASES, Carmen, et al. "Identifying sociodemographic differences in Intimate Partner Violence among immigrant and native women in Spain: a cross-sectional study". Preventive Medicine. Vol. 51, No. 1 (July 2010). ISSN 0091-7435, pp. 85-87
Abstract: Objectives: To analyze whether sociodemographics and social support have a different or similar effect on the likelihood of Intimate Partner Violence in immigrants and natives, and to estimate prevalences and associations between different types of IPV depending on women's birthplace. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 10,048 women (18–70 years) attending primary healthcare in Spain (2006–2007). Outcome: Current Intimate Partner Violence (psychological, physical and both). Sociodemographics and social support were considered first as explicative and later as control variables. Results: Similar Intimate Partner Violence sociodemographic and social support factors were observed among immigrants and natives. However, these associations were stronger among immigrants, except in the case of poor social support (adjusted odds ratio natives 4.36 and adjusted odds ratio immigrants 4.09). When these two groups were compared, immigrants showed a higher likelihood of IPV than natives (adjusted odds ratios 1.58). Conclusion: Immigrant women are in a disadvantaged Intimate Partner Violence situation. It is necessary that interventions take these inequalities into account.
Sponsor: This study was partially financed by one of the research grants from “Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias” (Ministry of Health): PI050676.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/23815
ISSN: 0091-7435 (Print) | 1096-0260 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.03.017
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.03.017
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