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Importance of Surveillance Data collected and interpreted through public health surveillance support efforts to prevent IPV.
CDC uses the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)* to collect information on nonfatal IPV.
Among females who experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, 22.4% experienced some form of IPV for the first time at age 11–17 years, 47.1% at age 18–24 years, and 21.1% at age 25–34 years.
Among males who experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, 15.0% experienced some form of IPV for the first time at age 11–17 year, 38.6% at age 18–24 years, and 30.6% at age 25–34 years (Figure) (2).
These reports are based on grand rounds presentations at CDC on high-profile issues in public health science, practice, and policy.
Information about CDC Grand Rounds is available at Spivak, MD (Author affiliations at end of text) Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, and preventable, public health problem in the United States.
In 2010, IPV contributed to 1,295 deaths, accounting for 10% of all homicides for that year (3).
The combined medical, mental health, and lost productivity costs of IPV against women are estimated to exceed .3 billion per year (4).
On average, 24 persons per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States (2).
These numbers underestimate the problem because many victims do not report IPV to police, friends, or families.
Women also are more likely to experience severe physical (24.3%) and sexual violence from a partner, and twice as likely to be killed (2,5).