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Emotional, physical and sexual violence among Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway: The SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study.
Scand J Public Health. 2015 Aug; 43(6):588-96.SJ

Abstract

AIMS

To assess the prevalence and investigate ethnic differences of emotional, physical and sexual violence among a population of both Sami and non-Sami in Norway.

METHODS

Our study was based on the SAMINOR 2 study, a population-based survey on health and living conditions in multiethnic areas with both Sami and non-Sami populations in Central and Northern Norway. Our study includes a total of 11,296 participants: 2197 (19.4%) Sami respondents and 9099 (80.6 %) non-Sami respondents.

RESULTS

Almost half of the Sami female respondents and one-third of the non-Sami female respondents reported any violence (any lifetime experience of violence). Sami women were more likely to report emotional, physical and sexual violence than non-Sami women. More than one-third of the Sami men compared with less than a quarter of non-Sami men reported having experienced any violence in their life. Sami men were more likely to report emotional and physical violence than non-Sami men. However, ethnicity was not significantly different regarding sexual violence experienced among men. Violence was typically reported to have occurred in childhood. Sami participants were more likely to report having experienced violence in the past 12 months. For all types of violence, the perpetrator was typically known to the victim.

CONCLUSIONS

Regardless of gender, Sami respondents were more likely to report interpersonal violence. The prevalence of any violence was substantial in both ethnic groups and for both genders; it was highest among Sami women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Sami Norwegian Advisory for Mental Health and Substance Use (SANKS) Finnmarkssykehuset HF, Karasjok, Norway Department of Community Medicine, The Artic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway astrid.eriksen@medisin.uio.no.Department of Community Medicine, The Artic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway Department of Education, UiT, The Artic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.Sami Norwegian Advisory for Mental Health and Substance Use (SANKS) Finnmarkssykehuset HF, Karasjok, Norway.Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology St. Olav's Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Norway.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25969164

Citation

Eriksen, Astrid M A., et al. "Emotional, Physical and Sexual Violence Among Sami and non-Sami Populations in Norway: the SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Study." Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, vol. 43, no. 6, 2015, pp. 588-96.
Eriksen AM, Hansen KL, Javo C, et al. Emotional, physical and sexual violence among Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway: The SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study. Scand J Public Health. 2015;43(6):588-96.
Eriksen, A. M., Hansen, K. L., Javo, C., & Schei, B. (2015). Emotional, physical and sexual violence among Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway: The SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 43(6), 588-96. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494815585936
Eriksen AM, et al. Emotional, Physical and Sexual Violence Among Sami and non-Sami Populations in Norway: the SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Study. Scand J Public Health. 2015;43(6):588-96. PubMed PMID: 25969164.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Emotional, physical and sexual violence among Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway: The SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study. AU - Eriksen,Astrid M A, AU - Hansen,Ketil Lenert, AU - Javo,Cecilie, AU - Schei,Berit, Y1 - 2015/05/12/ PY - 2015/04/13/accepted PY - 2015/5/14/entrez PY - 2015/5/15/pubmed PY - 2016/2/18/medline KW - Emotional violence KW - Norway KW - SAMINOR KW - Sami KW - abuse KW - ethnicity KW - physical violence KW - sexual violence SP - 588 EP - 96 JF - Scandinavian journal of public health JO - Scand J Public Health VL - 43 IS - 6 N2 - AIMS: To assess the prevalence and investigate ethnic differences of emotional, physical and sexual violence among a population of both Sami and non-Sami in Norway. METHODS: Our study was based on the SAMINOR 2 study, a population-based survey on health and living conditions in multiethnic areas with both Sami and non-Sami populations in Central and Northern Norway. Our study includes a total of 11,296 participants: 2197 (19.4%) Sami respondents and 9099 (80.6 %) non-Sami respondents. RESULTS: Almost half of the Sami female respondents and one-third of the non-Sami female respondents reported any violence (any lifetime experience of violence). Sami women were more likely to report emotional, physical and sexual violence than non-Sami women. More than one-third of the Sami men compared with less than a quarter of non-Sami men reported having experienced any violence in their life. Sami men were more likely to report emotional and physical violence than non-Sami men. However, ethnicity was not significantly different regarding sexual violence experienced among men. Violence was typically reported to have occurred in childhood. Sami participants were more likely to report having experienced violence in the past 12 months. For all types of violence, the perpetrator was typically known to the victim. CONCLUSIONS: Regardless of gender, Sami respondents were more likely to report interpersonal violence. The prevalence of any violence was substantial in both ethnic groups and for both genders; it was highest among Sami women. SN - 1651-1905 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25969164/Emotional_physical_and_sexual_violence_among_Sami_and_non_Sami_populations_in_Norway:_The_SAMINOR_2_questionnaire_study_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1403494815585936?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -