Factors associated with non-lethal violent victimization in Sweden in 2004-2007
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 38, no 4, 404-410 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aims: To examine which factors were associated with non-lethal violent ictimization in Sweden in the period 2004 to 2007. Methods: Data come rom the Swedish National Public Health Surveys, undertaken annually etween 2004 and 2007. A total of 29,923 randomly selected respondents ged 16 to 84 from across Sweden responded to a mailed questionnaire. ogistic regression analyses were used to examine which independent ariables were associated with having experienced violence in the revious 12 months. Results: Male and female respondents who were ounger, single, lacking in social capital and who engaged in harmful lcohol consumption were significantly more likely to have been subject o violence. Furthermore, men who were in the lower income groups or who ere Nordic, and women who were of a non-European origin, were also ignificantly more likely to have been victimized. Conclusions: The risk f non-lethal violent victimization is not spread equally throughout wedish society. Specifically, those who are socially and/or conomically disadvantaged are much more likely to experience violence. his highlights the importance of working to reverse the growing nequality that has occurred in Sweden in recent years that continues to e linked to the risk of being a victim of non-lethal violence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 38, no 4, 404-410 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-13707DOI: 10.1177/1403494810364560ISI: 000278152300009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77953425662OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-13707DiVA: diva2:462161
FunderThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies