ABSTRACT

Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem. [...] In addition to the immediate impact, intimate partner violence has lifelong consequences. A number of studies have shown that beyond injury and death, victims of IPV are more likely to report a range of negative mental and physical health outcomes that are both acute and chronic in nature. During the past decade, a number of studies have also improved our understanding of the biologic response to acute and chronic stress that links IPV with negative health outcomes. In addition, there are a number of behavioral factors that are likely to play a role in the link between IPV and adverse health outcomes as victims of IPV are more likely to smoke, engage in heavy/binge drinking, report HIV risk factors, and endorse other unhealthy behaviors."

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2015
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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