Family and partner interpersonal violence among American Indians/Alaska Natives

Abstract

Family and partner interpersonal violence are common among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. AI/AN women have the second highest prevalence of violence against women among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, and child abuse prevalence rates in AI/AN populations are among the highest. Elder abuse in AI/AN is also an important concern, although data on this are sparse. This review describes the epidemiology of child abuse, violence against women, and elder abuse among AI/AN, including prevalence and associated risk factors. The authors discuss potential reasons for the high burden of interpersonal violence among AI/AN, including common risk factors. Important limitations in existing literature are also highlighted, along with recommendations for future research on this topic.

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@inproceedings{Sapra2014FamilyAP, title={Family and partner interpersonal violence among American Indians/Alaska Natives}, author={Katherine J. Sapra and Sarah M Jubinski and Mina F Tanaka and Robyn R. M. Gershon}, booktitle={Injury epidemiology}, year={2014} }