Physical abuse during pregnancy: prevalence and risk factors

Muhajarine, Nazeem; D'Arcy, Carl
April 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/06/99, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p1007
Academic Journal
Discusses research which studied the prevalence and predictors of physical abuse in a sample of pregnant women in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Number of participants; Risk factors; Focus on first and second interviews; Sociodemographic characteristics; Violence against women receiving increasing attention in popular media; Higher risk found among aboriginal women; Results; Interpretation.


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