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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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Background: 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. Methods: Confidential self-report questionnaires using internationally utilised measures were completed by children ag...

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10.1186/s12889-015-1792-4
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http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/15/444

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Social Policy and Intervention
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BMC Public Health
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15
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444
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1471-2458
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