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A comparison of help seeking between Latino and non-Latino victims of intimate partner violence.

Authors
  • Ingram, Eben M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Violence against women
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Volume
13
Issue
2
Pages
159–171
Identifiers
PMID: 17251503
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Analyses based on a random-digit-dial survey of households (N = 12,039) compared Latinos and non-Latinos on sociodemographic factors for intimate partner violence (IPV) and help seeking. Lifetime prevalence of IPV was found to be lower for Latinos than for non-Latinos, but past-year prevalence of IPV was greater for Latinos. Reported IPV victimization was greater among non-Latinos than among Latinos at education levels below college and at family incomes less than $35,000. Informal help seeking was found to be similar for Latinos and non-Latinos; however, non-Latinos reported seeking access to shelters more frequently than Latinos, and Latino immigrants were less likely than non-immigrants to seek help from formal agencies.

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