Isabella Bagni Nakamura, Marcus Tolentino Silva, Tais Freire Galvao

Present paper is a comment about a study aimed to estimate the prevalence of physical violence against women in Brazil (Nakamura et al., 2021). By conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis of population representative studies held from 1999 to 2016 in the country, we found that one in five women in Brazil had been victims of physical violence at least once in their lives, and one in ten experienced physical violence in the previous year. Studies that ensured the privacy of the participants and used validated instruments and an adequate sample source had the highest prevalence, indicating a possible non-response bias in assessments that did not employ these measures.

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