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dc.contributor.authorEriksen, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Ketil Lenert
dc.contributor.authorSchei, Berit
dc.contributor.authorSørlie, Tore
dc.contributor.authorStigum, Hein
dc.contributor.authorBjertness, Espen
dc.contributor.authorJavo, Cecilie
dc.description.abstractThe main objectives of this study were to investigate the association between childhood violence and psychological distress and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTS) among Sami and non-Sami adults, and to explore a possible mediating effect of childhood violence on any ethnic differences in mental health. This study is part of a larger questionnaire survey on health and living conditions in Mid- and Northern Norway (SAMINOR 2) which included 2116 Sami and 8674 non-Sami participants. A positive association between childhood violence and psychological distress and PTS in adulthood was found regardless of ethnicity. For women, childhood violence may have mediated some of the ethnic differences in psychological distress (53.2%) and PTS (31.4%). A similar pattern was found for men as to psychological distress (45.5%) and PTS (55.5%). The prevalence of psychological distress was significantly higher in the Sami than in the non-Sami group: 15.8% vs. 13.0% for women, and 11.4% vs. 8.0% for men. Likewise, PTS showed a higher prevalence in the Sami group, both for women (16.2% vs. 12.4%) and for men (12.2% vs. 9.1). Conclusion: A positive association between childhood violence and adult mental distress was found for both Sami and Norwegian adults. More mental problems were found among the Sami. Childhood violence may have mediated some of the ethnic differences.nb_NO
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleChildhood violence and mental health among indigenous Sami and non-Sami populations in Norway: a SAMINOR 2 questionnaire studynb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Circumpolar Healthnb_NO
dc.description.localcode© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for samfunnsmedisin og sykepleie

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