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Sexual and physical intimate partner violence among women using antenatal care in Nampula, Mozambique
EPIUnit, Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Portugal; Faculdade de Ciências de Saúde, University of Lúrio, Nampula, Mozambique; National Health Institute, Maputo, Mozambique.
EPIUnit, Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto; Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
EPIUnit, Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Public health science. EPIUnit, Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Public Health in Africa, ISSN 2038-9922, E-ISSN 2038-9930, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 744Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim was to estimate the prevalence of sexual and physical intimate partner violence (IPV) and its associated factors, in a sample of pregnant women using antenatal care (ANC) in Nampula province - Mozambique. This cross-sectional study was carried out in six health units in Nampula, from February 2013 to January 2014. Overall, 869 participants answered the Conflict Tactics Scale 2. The lifetime and past year prevalence of sexual abuse was 49% and 46%, and of physical abuse was 46% and 44%, respectively. Lifetime and past year sexual abuse was significantly associated with living as a couple, alcohol drinking and having a past diagnosis of gonorrhea. Lifetime and past year physical abuse increased significantly with age and was associated with living as a couple, alcohol drinking and history with syphilis. The prevalence of lifetime and previous year violence among women using ANC was high and similar showing that most women were constantly exposed to IPV. ANC provides a window of opportunity for identifying and acting on violence against women.

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PAGEPress , 2018. Vol. 9, no 1, article id 744
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Intimate partner violence; prevalence; pregnant women; reproductive health; antenatal care; Nampula, Mozambique.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24980DOI: 10.4081/jphia.2018.744ISI: 000448698600001PubMedID: 30079164Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85052132524OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24980DiVA, id: diva2:1134403
Available from: 2017-08-18 Created: 2017-08-18 Last updated: 2018-12-05Bibliographically approved

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