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Violence Victimization of Young Men in Heterosexual Relationships: Does Alcohol Outlet Density Influence Outcomes?

Citation

Waller, Martha W.; Iritani, Bonita J.; Flewelling, Robert L.; Christ, Sharon L.; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; & Moracco, Kathryn E. (2012). Violence Victimization of Young Men in Heterosexual Relationships: Does Alcohol Outlet Density Influence Outcomes?. Violence and Victims, 27(4), 527-547. PMCID: PMC3500994

Abstract

This study examined whether alcohol outlet density is associated with male physical and sexual victimization by a female partner. Data were from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). A total of 3,179 young adult men identified a current heterosexual relationship and had complete intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization data. Almost 16% of this sample reported being the victim of physical only IPV in their relationship over the previous 12 months; an additional 6.4% were victims of sexual only or sexual and physical IPV. Multivariate analyses indicated high alcohol outlet density was associated with greater odds of experiencing physical IPV only (odds ratio [OR] = 2.07). Heavy drinkers experienced increased odds of physical and sexual IPV victimization. Alcohol outlet density should be addressed in prevention efforts.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.27.4.527

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

Violence and Victims

Author(s)

Waller, Martha W.
Iritani, Bonita J.
Flewelling, Robert L.
Christ, Sharon L.
Halpern, Carolyn Tucker
Moracco, Kathryn E.

PMCID

PMC3500994