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Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence by Young Adult Males: The Association with Alcohol Outlet Density and Drinking Behavior

Citation

Waller, Martha W.; Iritani, Bonita J.; Christ, Sharon L.; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Moracco, Kathryn E.; & Flewelling, Robert L. (2013). Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence by Young Adult Males: The Association with Alcohol Outlet Density and Drinking Behavior. Health & Place, 21, 10-19. PMCID: PMC3622734

Abstract

Objective: This study examined the association between alcohol outlet density and male to female intimate partner violence (IPV).
Method: Data were analyzed from a national probability sample of males who reported a current heterosexual relationship (N=3194). Multinomial logistic regression was used to examine the likelihood of having perpetrated IPV.
Results: High alcohol outlet density was associated with having perpetrated physical only IPV (odds ratio [OR]=2.51; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.21–5.20). Outlet density was not associated with greater odds of sexual IPV perpetration.
Conclusions: Alcohol outlet density was found to be associated with perpetration of physical IPV. Developing environmental strategies with respect to alcohol outlets could potentially reduce perpetration of male-to-female physical IPV.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.01.002

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2013

Journal Title

Health & Place

Author(s)

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

PMCID

PMC3622734