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Living in danger: previous violence, socioeconomic position, and mortality risk among women over a 10-year period
Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för socialt arbete - Socialhögskolan.
Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för socialt arbete - Socialhögskolan.
Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för socialt arbete - Socialhögskolan.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Health & Social Policy, ISSN 0897-7186, E-ISSN 1937-190X, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 114-120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Violence against women has many negative consequences. In this short report the authors investigate patterns of mortality among women experiencing violence leading to inpatient care from 1992 to 2006. Do women who are victims of severe violence have an increased mortality risk (a) in general? (b) by violence? (c) by suicide? Does socioeconomic position have any bearing on the mortality risk? The study was based on Swedish national registers, where 6,085 women exposed to violence resulting in inpatient care were compared with a nonexposed population sample of 55,016 women. Women of all social strata previously exposed to severe violence and treated in hospital had a highly increased risk of premature death from all-cause mortality, violence, or suicide. Women previously exposed to severe violence continue to live a life in danger. There is need for a societal response to support and protect these women against further violence after discharge from hospital.

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Taylor & Francis Group , 2014. Vol. 29, no 2, p. 114-120
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Violence against women, premature death, all-cause mortality, suicide, socioeconomic position
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28907DOI: 10.1080/19371918.2013.776350ISI: 000329775900003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-28907DiVA, id: diva2:1273537
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2019-01-02Bibliographically approved

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