Child physical abuse was associated with poor health and risk-taking behaviors with adjusted Odds Ratios OR ranging from 1. An accumulation of risk factors was found. The suspected perpetrators were socially disadvantaged people in both groups. The overall aim of this thesis was to create comprehensive knowledge of the phenomenon Child Physical Abuse CPA in Sweden after the ban on corporal punishment. Further to evaluate concurrence of other types of abuse and how these alone and in addition to child physical abuse were associated with bad health status and risk-taking behaviors. Thus, our study calls for improvement of methods of comprehensive assessments, interventions and treatment in all settings where professionals meet young people.
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Finally there was a cumulative effect of multiple abuse in the form of being exposed to child physical abuse plus other types of abuse and the associations increase with the number of concurrent abuse. This study provides strong indications that child abuse is a serious public health problem based on the clear links seen between abuse and poor health and behavioral problems. The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. The associations were stronger when the pupils reported repeated abuse with OR ranging from 2. The home is supposed to provide support and safety for children but can also be the place where children suffer abuse and other adverse treatment by their parents. This finding places a responsibility on agencies outside of the justice system to consider all cases of reported abuse as serious warning signals and to make independent evaluations to identify risks and the possible need for child protection. Child physical abuse was associated with poor health and risk-taking behaviors with adjusted Odds Ratios OR ranging from 1.