Intimate Partner Violence and Contribution of Drinking and Sociodemographics the Brazilian National Alcohol Survey

Intimate Partner Violence and Contribution of Drinking and Sociodemographics the Brazilian National Alcohol Survey

Author Zaleski, Marcos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pinsky, Ilana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Google Scholar
Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini Google Scholar
Caetano, Raul Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Purpose: To estimate prevalence rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among Brazilian couples and to assess the contribution of drinking and sociodemographic factors to the risk of IPV. Methods: A sample consisting of 1,445 married or cohabitating males and females in the Brazilian population was interviewed. the survey response rate was 66%. Results: the analyses indicate 10.7% and 14.6% prevalence, respectively for male-to-female and female-to-male IPV. Males were drinking in 38.1% of IPV events and females in 9.2%. the male's partner was drinking in 30.8% and the females' partner in 44.6% of IPV acts. Bivariate associations between violence and sociodemographics were found for age groups, household monthly income and educational level. Logistic regression analysis indicate that younger age for both male and female partners, men with no religious affiiliation and women who are homemakers are significant predictors of violence. Conclusion: This survey provides important information to further IPV research in Brazil.
Keywords partner violence
couples violence
Brazilian survey
alcohol
Language English
Date 2010-04-01
Published in Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc, v. 25, n. 4, p. 648-665, 2010.
ISSN 0886-2605 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sage Publications Inc
Extent 648-665
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260509334396
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000275086400004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32457

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