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Title: History of Domestic Violence and Physical Health in Midlife
Contributor(s): Loxton, Deborah (author); Schofield, Margot Jocelyn  (author); Hussain, Rafat  (author); Mishra, Gita (author)
Publication Date: 2006
DOI: 10.1177/1077801206291483
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Abstract: The association between domestic violence and physical health in middle-aged Australian women is investigated via a cross-sectional survey of 14,100 women (45 to 50 years old) who responded to the first Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health survey. After adjustment for demographic and health behavior characteristics and menopause status in multivariate analyses, various physical conditions (allergies or breathing problems, pain or fatigue, bowel problems, vaginal discharge, eyesight and hearing problems, low iron, asthma, bronchitis or emphysema, cervical cancer) were associated with domestic violence. The results highlight the link between health and domestic violence in middle-aged women and underscore the need for health professionals to take a full social history from women presenting with physical symptoms.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Violence Against Women, 12(8), p. 715-731
Publisher: Sage Publications Inc
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISSN: 1077-8012
Field of Research (FOR): 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920507 Womens Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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