Objectives We aimed to assess intimate partner violence
(IPV) among men and women from six cities in six European
Methods Four IPV types were measured in a populationbased
multicentre study of adults (18–64 years;
n = 3,496). Sex- and city-differences in past year prevalence
were examined considering victims, perpetrators or
both and considering violent acts’ severity and repetition.
Results Male victimization of psychological aggression
ranged from 48.8 % (Porto) to 71.8 % (Athens) and female
victimization from 46.4 % (Budapest) to 70.5 % (Athens).
Male and female victimization of sexual coercion ranged
from 5.4 and 8.9 %, respectively, in Budapest to 27.1 and
25.3 % in Stuttgart. Male and female victims of physical
assault ranged from 9.7 and 8.5 %, respectively, in Porto,
to 31.2 and 23.1 % in Athens. Male victims of injury were
2.7 % in O¨ stersund and 6.3 % in London and female victims
were 1.4 % in O¨ stersund and 8.5 % in Stuttgart. IPV
differed significantly across cities (p\0.05). Men and
women predominantly experienced IPV as both victims
and perpetrators with few significant sex-differences within
Conclusions Results support the need to consider men
and women as both potential victims and perpetrators when
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