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A national survey on violence and discrimination among people with disabilities

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2018
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Title
A national survey on violence and discrimination among people with disabilities
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5277-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jesper Dammeyer, Madeleine Chapman

Abstract

The aim of the study was to quantify levels of violence and discrimination among people with disabilities and analyze the effects of gender and the type and degree of disability. The study analyzed data on self-reported violence and discrimination from a Danish national survey of 18,019 citizens, of whom 4519 reported a physical disability and 1398 reported a mental disability. Individuals with disabilities reported significantly higher levels of violence than those without. Specifically, individuals reporting a mental disability reported higher levels of violence and discrimination. Significant gender differences were found with regard to type of violence: while men with disabilities were more likely to report physical violence, women with disabilities were more likely to report major sexual violence, humiliation and discrimination. Neither severity nor visibility of disability was found to be a significant factor for risk of violence. This large-scale study lends support to existing research showing that people with disabilities are at greater risk of violence than people without disabilities. Further, the study found that people with mental disabilities were significantly more likely to report all types of violence and discrimination than those with physical disabilities. The findings also show that gender is significant in explaining the type of violence experienced and the experience of discrimination.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 123 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 13 11%
Researcher 12 10%
Student > Master 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 5%
Other 24 20%
Unknown 42 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 13%
Social Sciences 16 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 11%
Unspecified 5 4%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 43 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 67. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2022.
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#513,198
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#483
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#12,812
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