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Neighbourhood context and abuse among immigrant and non-immigrant women in Canada: findings from the Maternity Experiences Survey

TitleNeighbourhood context and abuse among immigrant and non-immigrant women in Canada: findings from the Maternity Experiences Survey
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDaoud, N., O'Campo P. J., Urquia M. L., and Heaman M.
JournalInternational Journal of Public Health
Volume57
Pages679 - 689
Keywordsabuse against women, abuse during pregnancy, canada, immigrant women, neighbourhood immigrant concentration, neighbourhood socioeconomic position, violence
Abstract

Objectives To examine the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation and concentration of immigrants, and abuse among immigrant women versus non-immigrant women. Methods Using data from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey (un-weighted sample N = 5,679 and weighted sample N = 68,719) linked to the neighbourhoods Census data, we performed contextual analysis to compare abuse prevalence among: immigrants 5 years and Canadian-born. We identified two level effect modifiers: living in high (15 % below LICO) neighbourhoods and living in high (=>25 %) versus low immigrant (

URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00038-012-0367-8
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