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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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MUNIZ FERRER, Mario C; FERRER MARRERO, Daisy; GONZALEZ PEREZ, Jorge  and  JIMENEZ GARCIA, Yanayna. Violencia intrafamiliar: Su presentación en un área de salud. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.5, pp.468-473. ISSN 0864-2125.

An extensive bibliographic review on domestic violence was made in order to deepen in its study in this paper. It is a descriptive study of the results obtained on applying projectable tests and surveys among 147 5th- and 6th- grade school children from the "Roberto Poland" Primary School of the "Antonio Maceo" neighbourhood, Cerro municipality. An adult living with the explored child selected at random, as well as the family physicians attending these persons were interviewed. An index of concordance was established among the results of the three interviews. Manifestations of violence were detected in 34 % of the cases. It is concluded that there is a subregistry of domestic violence, that it is a health problem that should be taken into account and that it has different ways of presentation, among which family arguments outstand


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