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Citation

Hirschinger NB, Grisso JA, Wallace DB, McCollum KF, Schwarz DF, Sammel MD, Brensinger C, Anderson E. Am. J. Public Health 2003; 93(7): 1098-1103.

Affiliation

Department of Criminal Justice, Widener University, Chester, PA 19103-5792, USA. nbh0300@mail.widener.edu

Copyright

(Copyright © 2003, American Public Health Association)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

12835192

PMCID

PMC1447916

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the characteristics surrounding female-to-female nonpartner violence and to identify independent factors associated with risk of female-to-female intentional injuries. METHODS: A case-control investigation was conducted among women who resided in an urban, low-income community and presented for emergency department care for injuries inflicted by female nonpartners. RESULTS: Women were typically victimized by women they knew (88%), in outdoor locations (60%), and in the presence of others (91%). Those found to be at risk for injury typically were young and socially active, used marijuana, and had experienced other kinds of violence. CONCLUSIONS: The present results showed that women injured by female nonpartners had limited resources, experienced disorder in their lives, and were the victims of violence within multiple relationships.

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