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Title: Intimate partner violence in the young cohort of the Australian longitudinal study on women's health: urban/rural comparison and demographic associations
Contributor(s): Dillon, Gina  (author); Hussain, Rafat  (author); Loxton, Deborah (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/18374905.2015.1039752
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Abstract: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is known to be linked to significant negative physical and mental health outcomes. This study addresses a gap in the Australian IPV literature by investigating lifetime IPV prevalence by rurality of residence, using data from a populationbased sample of young women. The overall lifetime IPV prevalence rate in the sample was 21.6%, but there were significant differences in IPV rates from major cities (19.6%), inner regional areas (24.4%) and other rural areas (26.1%). After adjusting for demographic variables, multivariable analysis revealed that there were still significantly raised odds of women from inner regional (OR 1.16, 95% CI 1.01-1.33) and other rural areas (OR 1.31, 95% CI 1.11-1.56) reporting lifetime IPV compared to women from major cities. Multivariable analysis also showed that a history of IPV was significantly associated with women being separated/divorced/widowed, having lower levels of education, income hardship and limited available social support.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Advances in Mental Health, 13(1), p. 18-29
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Australasia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1837-4905
Field of Research (FOR): 111706 Epidemiology
111707 Family Care
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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