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Intimate partner violence: a study in men and women from six European countries
EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal .
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5221-9504
University of Emden, Emden, Germany .
Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University, London, United Kingdom .
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1661-8556, E-ISSN 1661-8564, Vol. 60, no 4, 467-478 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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

approaching IPV.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 60, no 4, 467-478 p.
Keyword [en]
Intimate partner violence Europe Population-based
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-24477DOI: 10.1007/s00038-015-0663-1ISI: 000353827500008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84939965790OAI: diva2:791749
EU, European Research Council
Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2016-06-07Bibliographically approved

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