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Mortality of Women From Intimate Partner Violence in South Africa: A National Epidemiological Study

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dc.contributor.author Abrahams, Naeemah
dc.contributor.author Jewkes, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Martin, Lorna J.
dc.contributor.author Mathews, Shanaaz
dc.contributor.author Vetten, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Lombard, Carl
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-07T16:24:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-07T16:24:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/711
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this article is to describe mortality of women from intimate partner violence (IPV) in South Africa using a retrospective national study in a proportionate random sample of 25 mortuaries. Homicides identified from mortuary, autopsy, and police records. There were 3,797 female homicides, of which 50.3% were from IPV. The mortality rate from IPV was 8.8 per 100,000 women. Mortality from IPV were elevated among those 14 to 44 years and women of color. Blunt force injuries were more common, while strangulation or asphyxiation were less common. The national IPV mortality rate was more than twice that found in the United States. The study highlights the value of collecting reliable data across the globe to develop interventions for advocacy of which gender equity is critical. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Violence and Victims;Volume 24, Number 4, 2009
dc.subject Female homicide en_US
dc.subject Femicide en_US
dc.subject Intimate partner violence en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Mortality of women en_US
dc.title Mortality of Women From Intimate Partner Violence in South Africa: A National Epidemiological Study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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