Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Differences in Frequency of Violence and Reported Injury Between Relationships With Reciprocal and Nonreciprocal Intimate Partner Violence



Results. Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%)
of those were reciprocally violent. In nonreciprocally violent relationships, women
were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases. Reciprocity was associated
with more frequent violence among women (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]=2.3; 95%
confidence interval [CI]=1.9, 2.8), but not men (AOR=1.26; 95% CI=0.9, 1.7). Regarding
injury, men were more likely to inflict injury than were women (AOR=1.3;
95% CI=1.1, 1.5), and reciprocal intimate partner violence was associated with
greater injury than was nonreciprocal intimate partner violence regardless of the
gender of the perpetrator (AOR=4.4; 95% CI=3.6, 5.5).

Published May 2007, Vol 97, No. 5 | American Journal of Public Health



RICHARD B. FELSON and MAUREEN C. OUTLAW
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...But Men are Less Likely to Report the Incdent...
...So Media Coverage is Often Biased...
...Which Allows the Myths to Continue.