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A comparative study of the socioeconomic factors associated with childhood sexual abuse in sub-Saharan Africa
Mid-Sweden University, Sweden.
Mid-Sweden University, Sweden.
Mid-Sweden University, Sweden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Public health science. Mid-Sweden University, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Pan African Medical Journal, ISSN 1937-8688, E-ISSN 1937-8688, Vol. 11, no 51, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a problem of considerable proportion in Africa where up to one-third of adolescent girls report their first sexual experience as being forced. The impact of child hood sexual abuse resonates in all areas of health. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse and variations across socioeconomic status in six sub-Saharan countries. Methods: Datasets from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in six sub-Saharan African countries conducted between 2003 and 2007 were used to access the relationship between CSA and socio economic status using multiple logistic regression models. Results: There was no association between CSA and education, wealth and area of settlement. However, there was contrasting association between CSA and working status of women. Conclusion: This study concurs with other western studies which indicate that CSA transcends across all socio economic group. It is therefore important that effective preventive strategies are developed and implemented that will cross across all socio-economic groups. © Ismail Yahaya et al.

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2012. Vol. 11, no 51, p. 1-8
Keywords [en]
Childhood Sexual abuse, Demographic and health survey, Sexual violence, Socio-demographic factors, Sub-Saharan Africa
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16048PubMedID: 22593787Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84865289075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-16048DiVA, id: diva2:688752
Available from: 2012-03-19 Created: 2014-01-17 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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