Violence and health in Sweden

– A National Prevalence Study on Exposure to Violence among Women and Men and its Association to Health

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The National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence Against Women (NCK) has initiated a research project on women’s and men’s exposure to violence from a life-course perspective. In the study, 10,000 women and 10,000 men between the ages of 18 and 74 were invited to participate in a survey and register study on exposure to violence. The study also includes questions regarding health and life circumstances. The purpose of this study is to use national prevalence to shed light on women’s and men’s exposure to sexual, physical and psychological violence over time, and to look at the connection between being subjected to violence and various indicators of ill-health. Statistics Sweden conducted the data collection. 

This report, "Violence and Health in Sweden – A National Prevalence Study on Exposure to Violence among Women and Men and its Association to Health", is the first to be published within the scope of the research project.