The role of alcohol use in intimate partner femicide

Citation
Pw. Sharps et al., The role of alcohol use in intimate partner femicide, AM J ADDICT, 10(2), 2001, pp. 122-135
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL ON ADDICTIONS
ISSN journal
1055-0496 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
122 - 135
Database
ISI
SICI code
1055-0496(200121)10:2<122:TROAUI>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine alcohol use by victims and perpetr ators as a risk factor for intimate partner violence and femicide. A case c ontrol design was used to describe alcohol use among Femicide/Attempted Fem icide victims (n = 380), Abused Controls (n = 384) and Non-Abused Controls (n = 376), and their intimate partners. Telephone interviews of proxies (fa mily members or friends) of femicide victims and actual survivors of attemp ted femicide were conducted in 10 cities. The purpose of the interviews was to gather information about relationship violence and alcohol use by femic ide victims, attempted femicide survivors, and their perpetrators. Telephon e interviews of controls, recruited from the same cities by random digit di aling, were also conducted. Perpetrator problem drinking was associated wit h an eight fold increase in partner abuse (e(beta) = 8.24, p <.0001) and a two fold increased risk of femicide/attempted femicide (e(<beta>) = 2.39, p = .001), controlling for demographic differences.