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  • 1. The hidden link between CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. An ignored risk factor. CHRONIC CONDITIONS ARE WIDESPREAD IN WOMEN. Types of chronic health conditions: zz zz z z 70 26 26 % % of women suffer from chronic health conditions. 24 % 23 % 21 % % high blood lower chronic difficulty depression/ pressure back pain headaches/ sleeping anxiety migraines SO IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. 25 38 % An alarming 44 physical abuse of that 44% % % emotional abuse 18 16 % of women said they experienced violence or abuse at the hands of a partner. % sexual abuse economic abuse ABUSED WOMEN ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM A CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION. Women who have experienced domestic violence are up to 81 2 % of women who said they have experienced domestic violence have a chronic health condition. X 62 vs. % times more likely of women who said they have never experienced domestic violence. to suffer from chronic conditions like headaches and depression. HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE FAILING TO SCREEN THEIR PATIENTS. Dentists and dental hygienists are in a unique position to see soft tissue injuries inside a woman’s mouth after she’s been hit in the face or choked. 3 out of 4 have never been asked during an exam whether they have experienced abusive behaviors. ? However, only 1 in 5 3 who were asked about domestic violence received information on where to get help. of respondents said a dental professional has ever asked them about abuse. only % IF EVERY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ASKS THE QUESTIONS, THEY CAN HELP PREVENT CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. only 6 92 % % of women surveyed feel it is important for a doctor or nurse to ask them about domestic violence during their medical exams. Physical abuse is highest in women between: of women with a chronic health condition and a history of abuse believe their doctor/nurse has ever made a connection between the two. but ages 45-64 29 % Younger women are most likely to have been screened by their doctor or nurse: women ages 21-44 27 % ++ + women aged 45+ vs. 15 WHEN EVERY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SCREENS PATIENTS, WE CAN IMPROVE HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN AND REDUCE COSTS OF TREATING CHRONIC CONDITIONS. Verizon Foundation and More Magazine partnered to conduct research exploring the relationship between chronic health conditions and domestic violence. To learn more please visit http://vz.to/chronichealthanddv %

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