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Health among lifetime victimized men
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
2007 (English)In: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ISSN 1239-9736, Vol. 66, no 4, 351-364 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives. We examined differences in demographics/socio-economics, lifestyles and mental/ physical health between victimized/non-victimized men, and identified/quantified factors associated with mental/physical health.

Study design. The study design was cross-sectional.

Methods. The men were assessed in various areas (e.g., depression) by means of a questionnaire.

Results. The univariate analyses showed that victims compared with non-victims were younger. They also had higher intermediate education levels, were more often blue-collar/low white-collar workers, were on student allowances and financially strained, smoked more, had a lower BMI, and reported headaches, depression, tension and cognitive difficulties more frequently. The regression analyses showed that financial strain rather than violence was a more important factor for illhealth. Only headaches and cognitive difficulties were associated with violence.

Conclusions. Quite an number of men were in a poor physical/mental state, but there were few differences between victims/non-victims. Financial strain was determined to be a more important factor for ill-health than violence. Our data indicate that violence had little effect on men’s health. Our findings do not generally support a relationship between poor health and the abuse of men.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 66, no 4, 351-364 p.
Keyword [en]
Våld, hälsa, man
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-4250ISI: 000250437800008Local ID: 5637OAI: diva2:29282
Available from: 2016-10-11 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2016-10-11Bibliographically approved

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