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Indian women who are victims of domestic violence face higher death risk: Study

According to scientists, the risk of death for Indian women who are assaulted increases by nearly 40 times as compared to their counterparts in the United States.


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Indian women who are victims of domestic violence face higher death risk: Study

Indian women who are victims of domestic violence face higher death risk: Study

New Delhi :  

This is something shocking. According to scientists, the risk of death for Indian women who are assaulted increases by nearly 40 times as compared to their counterparts in the United States. One of the major reasons behind the same is the delayed medical attention given to women in the country. 

The study was conducted by the researchers from the University Of Pittsburg in the US, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and Karolinska Institute in Sweden found out a huge gap in the risk of death for women in India and United States who are assaulted. 

The data from the countries were analysed and it was found out that Indian women who have faced assault may not opt for medical attention promptly. 

The study has revealed some things which should be a serious matter of concern. There is reliable evidence available which suggests that out of four Indian women who are victims of assault, only one actively opt to for medical after facing violence at the hands of the partner. 

The research also added that the pre-hospital services are not that much developed in India when compared to the United States. Women from low-income households also may be unable to afford the required treatment. 

The disparity in the risk of deaths between Indian women and United States' women can also be attributed to some other injury and systematic factors said the study. 

Proper comparative analysis also revealed that men in India are more at risk of death after sustaining injuries when compared to either women in India or US men and women. 

The analysis also indicated that men in the United States were three times more likely to face the risk of death than their female counterparts after sustaining a fall. 

First Published: Friday, September 01, 2017 08:21 PM

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