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Survey: 1 in 3 women affected by partner's violent behavior
Nearly one in four women said they had been subjected to "severe physical violence" by an intimate partner.
December 16th, 2011
05:00 AM ET

Survey: 1 in 3 women affected by partner's violent behavior

By Ashley Hayes, CNN

Atlanta (CNN) - More than one in three women have experienced sexual assault, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.

The same is true for more than one in four men, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. The survey, released Wednesday, was based on telephone interviews with more than 16,500 adults in 2010.

Supported by the National Institute of Justice and the Department of Defense, the survey was aimed at better describing and monitoring "the magnitude of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence victimization in the United States," the CDC said. The report is the first of its kind to provide data on national and state levels, the agency said.

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  2. Gijoe

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