Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 1, P203-218 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0011 View full text
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Kevin C. Heslin, Paul Langham. Robinson, Richard S. Baker, Lillian. Gelberg

Abstract: Research on violence against homeless women has focused mainly on individual rather than community-level risk factors. Using an ecological conceptual framework, we estimated the independent association of community characteristics with sexual and physical assault in a probability sample of 974 homeless women. Participants were interviewed at 66 assistance programs in Los Angeles County, California in 1997. Individual responses were linked to community-level data from land use files and the U.S. Census by the f…

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