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February-25-97

Domestic Violence Biggest Health Threat to Chicago Women

The Chicago Department of Public Health study shows that domestic violence is Chicago women's top health problem. According to the report, domestic violence affects significantly more women than breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases or tuberculosis. The researchers used Chicago Police Department data and found that detectives investigated 36,628 counts of domestic abuse in 1995. The second most common problem, gonorrhea, affected 7,374.

Media Resources: : UPI - February 25, 1997