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Family and partner interpersonal violence among American Indians/Alaska Natives

Sapra, Katherine Jane; Jubinski, Sarah M.; Tanaka, Mina; Gershon, Robyn R.

Family and partner interpersonal violence are common among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. AI/AN women have the second highest prevalence of violence against women among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, and child abuse prevalence rates in AI/AN populations are among the highest. Elder abuse in AI/AN is also an important concern, although data on this are sparse. This review describes the epidemiology of child abuse, violence against women, and elder abuse among AI/AN, including prevalence and associated risk factors. The authors discuss
potential reasons for the high burden of interpersonal violence among AI/AN, including common risk factors. Important limitations in existing literature are also highlighted, along with recommendations for future research on this topic.

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Injury Epidemiology
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/2197-1714-1-7

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Epidemiology
Office of the Provost
Health Policy and Management
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September 23, 2014