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Advances in Public Health
Volume 2014, Article ID 484897, 8 pages
Research Article

Magnitude of Domestic Violence and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women in Hulet Ejju Enessie District, Northwest Ethiopia

1Department of Public Health, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
2College of Medicine and Health Science, Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia

Received 18 August 2014; Accepted 16 October 2014; Published 10 November 2014

Academic Editor: Julio Diaz

Copyright © 2014 Tenaw Yimer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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