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?
Schlafly B. Domestic Violence Against Women. JAMA. 1995;274(19):1508. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530190021021