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November 15, 1995

Domestic Violence Against Women

Author Affiliations

St Louis, Mo

JAMA. 1995;274(19):1508. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530190021021

To the Editor.  —Throughout their report, the authors discuss domestic violence to women caused by a "boyfriend or husband." Although the women who were the subjects of this investigation were given a questionnaire that inquired about marital status, the authors do not reveal the marital status of the women subjected to domestic violence.Although it may be a politically incorrect question to ask, I wonder if the authors could tell us what percentage of women reporting domestic violence were legally married at the time that the domestic violence was inflicted on them?

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