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Juristat. 1994 Mar;14(9):1-21.

Wife assault: the findings of a national survey.

[Article in English, French]

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A national Canadian survey on violence against women was conducted to provide reliable estimates of the nature and the extent of male violence against women. The study sample included 12,300 women aged 18 years and above, who were randomly selected from 10 provinces. Results of the survey revealed that 3 out of 10 women from the sample population experienced physical or sexual violence from their partners. An estimated 29% of Canadian women have been assaulted by their marital partners and among the highest rate of assault belong to young women aged 18-24 years. About 39% of ever-married women with disability and health problems were sexually assaulted by their partners compared to 29% of the total female population. Women with drunkard partners are 6 times at risk of violence since alcohol is considered as one of the major factors of wife assault. There are no significant reports as to the association of wife assault and beating, using deadly weapons, injury, hitting, and others. About 85% of women assaulted reported that the experience has brought them some type of negative emotional effect such as anger, fear, becoming less trusting, and lower self-esteem.

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