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Household illness, poverty and physical and emotional child abuse victimisation: findings from South Africa's first prospective cohort study.

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Physical and emotional abuse of children is a large scale problem in South Africa, with severe negative outcomes for survivors. Although chronic household illness has shown to be a predictor for physical and emotional abuse, no research has thus far investigated the different pathways from household chronic illness to child abuse victimisation in South Africa.Confidential self-report questionnaires using internationally utilised measures were completed by children aged 10-17 (n = 3515, 56.7% ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12889-015-1792-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
444
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
URN:
uuid:ab6bcef3-33fb-40e6-8ac7-152c80c5ffe5
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521715
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pubs:521715

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