Interpersonal violence among immigrants in Portugal
- Autores: Barros H, Dias S, Fraga S
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22618354
To assess prevalence of interpersonal violence among a mixed gender sample of immigrants in Portugal, describing the type of violence and associated factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted between October 2008 and May 2009, evaluating a sample of 702 immigrants residing in the Lisbon region. Information was obtained by trained interviewers using a structured questionnaire. Overall, 15.1 % (15.5 % females and 14.7 % males; p = 0.844) of the immigrants reported to be victims of at least one episode of violence during the last year, regardless of which type of violence was involved.