Violent injuries among women in an urban area.

J. A. Grisso, D. F. Schwarz, N. Hirschinger, M. Sammel, C. Brensinger, J. Santanna, Robert (Bob) Lowe, E. Anderson, L. M. Shaw, C. A. Bethel, L. Teeple

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Abstract

The national statistics are familiar by now: each year, more than 2 million women are raped and/or physically assaulted; more than one-third of them are injured during their most recent assault. Annually, more than 500,000 women seek medical services as a result of violence-related injuries, often from hospital emergency departments. But national statistics cannot fully capture the extent of violence experienced by women in inner-city areas, nor do they point to modifiable risk factors at a community level. This Issue Brief highlights a new study that investigates the circumstances and correlates of violent injuries among women in one urban, low-income community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalLDI issue brief
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Grisso, J. A., Schwarz, D. F., Hirschinger, N., Sammel, M., Brensinger, C., Santanna, J., ... Teeple, L. (2000). Violent injuries among women in an urban area. LDI issue brief, 5(4), 1-4.