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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

The Facts on Health Care & Domestic Violence

General Material

Updated in Summer 2001, This fact sheet lists statistics regarding domestic violence and/or battering incidents. The fact sheet lists statistics under the following headings: Prevalence; Health Consequences of Domestic Violence; Children's Health and Domestic Violence; Cost of Domestic Violence; Identification of Domestic Violence (highlighting present screening practices in health care settings); and Pregnancy.

 

These statistics were collected from a variety of studies, most of which were published between 1996-2001 and highlight data collected from 1973 to present. References to the studies cited are listed at the end of the factsheet.