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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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ARROM SUHURT, Cristina Haydée et al. Domestic violence according to socio demographic characteristics in a pediatric population. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2015, vol.13, n.3, pp.58-63. ISSN 1812-9528.

The domestic violence was characterizad by type of family, geographic area, treatment time and age ranges in a pediatric population that attended the Service of Psychiatry. It is a descriptive, cross-sectional study with a consecutive sampling of 120 patients from 2010 to 2012. Medical records were used and data were analyzed with SPSS for Windows. The 59,3% (86) was victim of violence (VV) and 23,4% (34) no victims of violence (NV). Age range with more violence was 15-18 years (34% VV and 20% NV). Those from Asunción (59% VV and 21% NV) and close cities (76% VV and 24% NV) showed three more violence than those from the countryside (61% VV and 39% NV). Nuclear families (36% and 44% VV SV) lower levels of violence than monoparental families (38% and 32% VV SV). Living with other relatives (14% and 21% VV SV) less violence; living with strangers (6% and 3% VV SV) doubled the violence as well as people with parents suffering mental disorders (28% and 15% VV SV). Delay to consult, 41% (VV, 86% included sexual abuse). Longer treatment in 57% VV. There was concentration of violence in adolescent stage, in urban areas, in coexistence with strangers, single parent families, families with a parent suffering mental disorders. There was a delay in consultations of sexual abuse. The trend to live in nuclear families, with relatives, would decrease violence.

Keywords : outpatient clinic; domestic violence; childhood and adolescence.

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