Estimates and determinants of sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  title={Estimates and determinants of sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.},
  author={Amber Peterman and Tia M Palermo and Caryn Bredenkamp},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={101 6},
OBJECTIVES We sought to provide data-based estimates of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and describe risk factors for such violence. METHODS We used nationally representative household survey data from 3436 women selected to answer the domestic violence module who took part in the 2007 DRC Demographic and Health Survey along with population estimates to estimate levels of sexual violence. We used multivariate logistic regression to analyze correlates of sexual… CONTINUE READING


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