Intimate Partner Violence: Last Year Prevalence and Association with Socio-Economic Factors among Women in Madrid, Spain Articles uri icon

authors

  • ZORRILLA, BELEN
  • PIRES, MARISA
  • LAS HERAS, LUISA
  • MORANT, CONSUELO
  • SEOANE, LUIS
  • SÁNCHEZ, LUIS M.
  • GALAN, IÑAKI
  • AGUIRRE, RAMON
  • RAMIREZ, ROSA
  • DURBAN REGUERA, MARIA LUZ

publication date

  • April 2010

start page

  • 169

end page

  • 175

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 20

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1464-360X

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1101-1262

abstract

  • Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem with significant consequences on women's health. This study estimates the prevalence of intimate partner violence by type among Madrid's female population and assesses the association with socio-economic variables. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 2004, 2136 women aged 18&-70 years, living in the Madrid region with a partner or who had been in contact with an ex-partner in the previous year, were interviewed by telephone. The questionnaire used to measure past-year intimate partner violence, consisted of a Spanish translation of the psychological and sexual violence module of the French National Survey on Violence against Women, and the physical violence module of the Conflict Tactics Scale-1. To assess the association with socio-economic factors, logistic regression models were fitted.