The 5-year course of intimate partner violence among white, black, and hispanic couples in the united states

Raul Caetano, Craig A. Field, Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler, Christine Mcgrath

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Abstract

This article examines the 5-year incidence, prevalence, and recurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among White, Black, and Hispanic intact couples in the United States. A national multistage household probability sample of couples, age 18 years or older, was interviewed in 1995 with a response rate of 85%, and reinterviewed in 2000 with a response rate of 72%. Results indicate that the incidence and recurrence of IPV are higher for Blacks and Hispanics than for Whites. Compared to Whites, Hispanics are 2.5 times more likely to initiate IPV between baseline and follow-up and Blacks are 3.7 times more likely to report IPV at baseline and follow-up. Couples reporting severe IPV in 1995 are more likely than others to report severe IPV at follow-up. The rate of recurrence for severe IPV among Black and Hispanic couples is 6 and 4 times higher, respectively, than the rate among Whites. The results suggest that Blacks and Hispanics may be more affected by IPV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1057
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ethnic differences
  • General population survey
  • Health disparities
  • Intimate partner violence

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology

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The 5-year course of intimate partner violence among white, black, and hispanic couples in the united states. / Caetano, Raul; Field, Craig A.; Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini; Mcgrath, Christine.

In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 20, No. 9, 09.2005, p. 1039-1057.

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Caetano, Raul ; Field, Craig A. ; Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini ; Mcgrath, Christine. / The 5-year course of intimate partner violence among white, black, and hispanic couples in the united states. In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2005 ; Vol. 20, No. 9. pp. 1039-1057.
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