In a seminal article on domestic violence, the Surgeon General implicitly generalized nationally a study of poor, urban, black women in west Philadelphia.
While domestic violence against men generates violent scholarly conflict, widely exaggerated claims about domestic violence against women proliferate.
Prevalent, false claims about domestic violence against women don’t consistently make quantitatively relevant age specifications.
Evaluated reasonably with respect to objective, credible data, prevalent public claims have exaggerated greatly domestic violence against women.
Domestic violence is not the leading cause of injury to women across any of the different age specifications associated with the false, affirmative claim.
Domestic violence injuries can be defined in much different ways. Given major failures in public discussion of domestic violence, that’s a serious problem.
Despite public claims about domestic violence injuries, official publications summarizing NHAMCS data avoided informatively showing injury causes by sex.
Injury research agendas from the US CDC barely recognize the facts of injuries to men and disparate assistance to men suffering injuries from violence.
NHAMCS and NEISS data on injuries treated in hospital emergency departments are relatively credible, objective measures of injury.
NVAWS provides worse-quality data on violence against women than do other sources, but important evidence on communication of criminal suspicion of men.