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Increased Risk of Mortality Due to Interpersonal Violence in Foreign-Born Women of Reproductive Age: A Swedish Register-Based Study.

Fernbrant, Cecilia LU ; Essén, Birgitta; Esscher, Annika; Östergren, Per-Olof LU and Cantor-Graae, Elizabeth LU (2016) In Violence Against Women 22(11). p.1287-1304
Abstract
Violence against women is an increasing public health concern, with assault leading to death as the most extreme outcome. Previous findings indicate that foreign-born women living in Sweden are more exposed to interpersonal violence than Swedish-born women. The current study investigates mortality due to interpersonal violence in comparison with other external causes of death among women of reproductive age in Sweden, with focus on country of birth. Foreign-born women and especially those from countries with low and very low gender equity levels had increased risk of mortality due to interpersonal violence, thus implicating lack of empowerment as a contributing factor.
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1077-8012
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10.1177/1077801215623380
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  author       = {Fernbrant, Cecilia and Essén, Birgitta and Esscher, Annika and Östergren, Per-Olof and Cantor-Graae, Elizabeth},
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  series       = {Violence Against Women},
  title        = {Increased Risk of Mortality Due to Interpersonal Violence in Foreign-Born Women of Reproductive Age: A Swedish Register-Based Study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801215623380},
  volume       = {22},
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