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Prevalence of Suffering from Partner Violence in Women

Research Article

Article Title: Prevalence of Suffering from Partner Violence in Women

Author: Helena Román Palacios, Gilberto Cruz Arteaga*, Olivia Guadalupe Villanueva Martinez, Cristian Mercado Esquivel, Elsa Susana Nava, Infante Miranda Miriam Idalith, Daniela Leticia Castañón Sánchez, Arturo Andrade Sanchez, Daniela Villar Hernández and P

Published Date: April 25, 2024

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2024.56.008835


The World Health Organization establishes intimate partner violence against women as a severe and growing Public Health problem worldwide, also considering it a serious violation of Human Rights, which translates into a negative impact on their quality of life, their decisions, their attitudes, and their physical, mental, sexual, reproductive, and economic well-being. This is why the timely detection of possible cases of violence is of vital importance. The objective was to identify the prevalence of female patients aged 20-59 years from the U.M.F. 20 “Vallejo” who are at risk of suffering from intimate partner violence. Material and methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, with prior informed consent in 1043 patients the WAST instrument was applied to screen for intimate partner violence against women, performing descriptive statistics on age, occupation, education, marital status, and monthly income; with bivariate analysis compared by age groups and chi-square statistics using SPSS version 26.0. Results: Of 1043 patients, the predominant age group was 25 to 29 years, 19.2% (n=200). There were 20.7% (n= 216) of suspected cases according to the WAST instrument as a method to detect intimate partner violence, predominating in the age group of 55 to 59 years with 24.5% (n= 53). This group being primary school, service employees, separate marital status with p = .000, 95% CI (0.000 – 0.003); and low monthly income, p = .000, CI (0.037 – 0.051), p = 0.037, as predominantly suspected cases compared to negative cases.