Table 1.

Demographic Characteristics of Study Participants (n = 32)

CharacteristicNo. (%)
IPV = intimate partner violence.
Age (mean), y32
    White16 (50)
    African American16 (50)
Socioeconomic status below federal poverty level4824 (75)
No health insurance7 (22)
    Mean number of children3, range 1–7
    Age range children, y1–26
Current pregnancy3
Participants whose children heard or saw the abuse31 (97)
Relationship issues
    Average length of abusive relationship, y6.7, range 1–28
    Abusive relationship ongoing9 (28)
    Previous abusive relationship16 (50)
    Grew up in home with IPV, child abuse, or sexual abuse22 (70)