Alcohol-Related Physical Abuse of Children in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda
AbstractThis study examines the patterns of alcohol-related physical abuse and alcohol use and related behaviors among children living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. The study is based on a cross-sectional survey, conducted in spring 2014, of service-seeking children ages 12 to 18 years (n = 1134) attending Uganda Youth Development Link drop-in centers for vulnerable children in the slums. Descriptive statistics, chi-squares, and bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine patterns of children’s alcohol-related behaviors, based on alcohol-related physical abuse and neglect. Nearly 34% of children (n = 380) reported experiencing physical abuse, and 12.4% (n = 140) reported experiencing alcohol-related physical abuse. Alcohol-related neglect was reported among 19.6% (n = 212) of the children. Past year alcohol use was significantly more prevalent among children who reported experiencing alcohol-related neglect (
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Swahn, M.H.; Culbreth, R.E.; Staton, C.A.; Self-Brown, S.R.; Kasirye, R. Alcohol-Related Physical Abuse of Children in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1124.
Swahn MH, Culbreth RE, Staton CA, Self-Brown SR, Kasirye R. Alcohol-Related Physical Abuse of Children in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(10):1124.Chicago/Turabian Style
Swahn, Monica H.; Culbreth, Rachel E.; Staton, Catherine A.; Self-Brown, Shannon R.; Kasirye, Rogers. 2017. "Alcohol-Related Physical Abuse of Children in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 10: 1124.
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