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Violence against Women: An Exploration of the Physical and Mental Health Trends among Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada

Table 8

Experience of violence by a partner/spouse in the past 12 months, before 12 months, and in the home country or in transit.

Iranian group Sri Lankan group
Experience of violenceIn Canada In home country or transit
(%)
In Canada In home country or transit
(%)
In the past 12 months
(%)
Before 12 months
(%)
In the past 12 months
(%)
Before 12 months
(%)

Partner insulted and made to feel badly about self9
(30.0)
8
(26.7)
11
(36.7)
8
(26.7)
3
(10.0)
8
(26.7)
Partner did things to scare and intimidate participant4
(13.3)
8
(26.7)
9
(30.0)
9
(30.0)
4
(13.3)
5
(16.7)
Partner threatened to hurt participant or someone close1
(3.33)
2
(6.67)
2
(6.67)
1
(3.33)
00
Partner slapped or threw something at participant2
(6.67)
3
(10.0)
4
(13.3)
4
(13.3)
3
(10.0)
1
(3.33)
Partner pushed or shoved participant2
(6.67)
3
(10.0)
4
(13.3)
000
Partner hit participant2
(6.67)
3
(10.0)
4
(13.3)
000
Partner kicked, dragged, or beat participant2
(6.67)
3
(10.0)
4
(13.3)
000
Partner threatened to use gun/knife/weapon02
(6.67)
2
(6.67)
000
Partner forced participant to have sexual intercourse2
(6.67)
5
(16.7)
5
(16.7)
000
Partner forced participant to do something sexually degrading1
(3.33)
3
(10.0)
4
(13.3)
000
Participant had sexual intercourse out of fear1
(3.33)
3
(10.0)
3
(10.0)
000
Participant injured badly with pain lasting > 1 day2
(6.67)
4
(13.3)
5
(16.7)
000

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