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Correlates of co-occurring physical child punishment and physical intimate partner violence in Colombia, Mexico and Peru


Violent discipline of children and intimate partner violence (IPV) against women are global public health and human rights problems. To address calls for more evidence on intersections, this study aimed to expand knowledge about correlates of physical child punishment, physical IPV against women and their co-occurrence (both) in the same household.

Methods: Using national, population-based survey datasets from Colombia, Mexico and Peru, multinomial logistic regressions examined correlates of three mutually exclusive patterns of violence in the household: physical child pun‑ ishment (only), physical IPV ever (only) and co-occurrence (both), each compared with no violence, after adjusting for other factors. Logistic regression was used to analyse odds ratios of physical child punishment in households afected by IPV past year and before past year compared with never, after adjusting for other factors.


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Publication date: 2022

Author(s): Sarah Bott, Ana P. Ruiz‑Celis, Jennifer Adams Mendoza, Alessandra Guedes

Journal: BMC Public Health

Language: English

Related Innocenti Project(s):

Violence against children and women