Prevalence and 3-Year Incidence of Abuse among Postmenopausal Women

Charles Mouton, Rebecca J. Rodabough, Susan L D Rovi, Julie L. Hunt, Melissa A. Talamantes, Robert G. Brzyski, Sandra K. Burge

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Objectives. We examined prevalence, 3-year incidence, and predictors of physical and verbal abuse among postmenopausal women. Methods. We used a cohort of 91749 women aged 50 to 79 years from the Women's Health Initiative. Outcomes included self-reported physical abuse and verbal abuse. Results. At baseline, 11.1% reported abuse sometime during the prior year, with 2.1% reporting physical abuse only, 89.1% reporting verbal abuse only, and 8.8% reporting both physical and verbal abuse. Baseline prevalence was associated with service occupations, having lower incomes, and living alone. At 3-year follow-up, 5.0% of women reported new abuse, with 2.8% reporting physical abuse only, 92.6% reporting verbal abuse only, and 4.7% reporting both physical and verbal abuse. Conclusions. Postmenopausal women are exposed to abuse at similar rates to younger women; this abuse poses a serious threat to their health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-612
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume94
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Mouton, C., Rodabough, R. J., Rovi, S. L. D., Hunt, J. L., Talamantes, M. A., Brzyski, R. G., & Burge, S. K. (2004). Prevalence and 3-Year Incidence of Abuse among Postmenopausal Women. American Journal of Public Health, 94(4), 605-612.

Prevalence and 3-Year Incidence of Abuse among Postmenopausal Women. / Mouton, Charles; Rodabough, Rebecca J.; Rovi, Susan L D; Hunt, Julie L.; Talamantes, Melissa A.; Brzyski, Robert G.; Burge, Sandra K.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 605-612.

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Mouton, C, Rodabough, RJ, Rovi, SLD, Hunt, JL, Talamantes, MA, Brzyski, RG & Burge, SK 2004, 'Prevalence and 3-Year Incidence of Abuse among Postmenopausal Women', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 605-612.
Mouton C, Rodabough RJ, Rovi SLD, Hunt JL, Talamantes MA, Brzyski RG et al. Prevalence and 3-Year Incidence of Abuse among Postmenopausal Women. American Journal of Public Health. 2004 Apr;94(4):605-612.
Mouton, Charles ; Rodabough, Rebecca J. ; Rovi, Susan L D ; Hunt, Julie L. ; Talamantes, Melissa A. ; Brzyski, Robert G. ; Burge, Sandra K. / Prevalence and 3-Year Incidence of Abuse among Postmenopausal Women. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2004 ; Vol. 94, No. 4. pp. 605-612.
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