Estimating the burden of disease attributable to interpersonal violence in South Africa in 2000

Norman, Rosana, Bradshaw, Debbie, Schneider, Michelle, Jewkes, Rachel, Mathews, Shanaaz, Abrahams, Naeemah, Matzoupolos, Richard, & Vos, Theo (2007) Estimating the burden of disease attributable to interpersonal violence in South Africa in 2000. South African Medical Journal, 97(8), pp. 653-656.

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Abstract

Violence, previously considered a social issue, is now an acknowledged public health problem. It is defined as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against another person, against oneself, or against a group or community, that results in injury, death or deprivation.1 In this study we focus on exposure to the interpersonal type of violence, which includes acts of family violence and community violence. Family violence is further categorised by victim: child, intimate partner, or elder. Community violence occurs among unrelated individuals and includes sexual assault and rape by strangers as well as youth violence...

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ID Code: 80242
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: South Africa, attributable burden, burden of disease, interpersonal violence, child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, intimate partner homicide, injuries
ISSN: 0256-9574
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Health and Medical Publishing Group
Deposited On: 26 Jan 2015 23:47
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2015 22:18

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