|Title:||Prevalence of childhood maltreatment among college students in Erbil, Iraq|
|Abstract:||Child maltreatment has not been adequately researched in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. In a cross sectional study to measure the frequency of different forms of maltreatment in childhood and its related factors, 275 college students from Erbil, Iraq were assessed for a history of childhood abuse using a questionnaire adapted from the Childhood Maltreatment Interview Schedule-Short Form. Of the students, 20.0% had a history of exposure to at least 1 type of childhood maltreatment in the form of physical [6.5%], emotional [16.4%] and/or sexual [2.9%] abuse. Neglect of their basic needs during childhood was reported by 19.0% of students. Childhood abuse was significantly more common among students coming from homes with domestic violence. Male students were significantly more likely to be left alone at home 4 times or more during childhood than were females [26.4% versus 18.8%]. Childhood physical and emotional abuse and neglect is a problem in this community and there are significant correlates with the occurrence of intimate partner violence|
|Description:||441 - 446|
Child Abuse, Sexual
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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