Physical and Emotional Abuse In Pregnancy: A Comparison of Adult and Teenage Women

@article{Parker1993PhysicalAE,
  title={Physical and Emotional Abuse In Pregnancy: A Comparison of Adult and Teenage Women},
  author={Barbara A. Parker and Judith Mcfarlane and Karen L. Soeken and Sara Torres and D Campbell},
  journal={Nursing Research},
  year={1993},
  volume={42},
  pages={173–178}
}
A sample of 691 African American, Hispanic, and white pregnant teenage and adult women were interviewed in the prenatal setting. On their first prenatal visit, 182 (26%) women reported physical or sexual abuse within the past year. There were significant differences between the teens and adults, with a higher percentage of teens (31.6%) reporting abuse during the prior year than adults (23.6%). The rate of abuse during pregnancy was 21.7% for teens and 15.9% for adult of women. Adult women… Expand
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