Accession Number:

ADA582205

Title:

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Violence Among Active Duty Women and Wives of Active Duty Men - Comparisons with Women in the U.S. General Population, 2010

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ATLANTA GA NATIONAL CENTER FOR INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The initial year 2010 of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey NISVS included a random sample of the general U.S. population and two random samples from the military active duty women and wives of active duty men. For the general U.S. population, a dual sampling frame was used cell phone and landline. The Active Duty Master File was the sampling frame for the active duty women the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System file was the sampling frame for the wives of active duty men. In 2010, there were 9,086 completed interviews of women in the general population and 2,836 completed interviews of women in the military samples 1,408 active duty women and 1,428 wives of active duty men. The survey methods for all samples were identical data were collected simultaneously and consistently across the general and military populations in the first two quarters of 2010. To address population differences between the general U.S. population of women and women in the military samples, odds ratios were adjusted by age and marital status for active duty women and adjusted by age for wives of active duty men. The NISVS questionnaire that was administered to the military samples and the general population sample for this study includes behaviorally specific questions that assess intimate partner violence IPV, sexual violence SV by any perpetrator, and stalking by any perpetrator over the lifetime and during the three years and the 12 months prior to the survey. Because deployment typically lasts from 6 to 12 months with no physical interactions between spouses, the three-year period was essential to increase the likelihood that experiences relevant to spouses included time periods when they were in the same geographic location.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE