AbstractAim: to analyze the correspondence between the consumption of alcohol and the co-occurrence of violent episodes between intimate partners in a sample composed by the users of the Family Health Strategy program from the city of Nova Iguaçu, Brazil. Methods: researchers performed a sectional study from a sample composed by 476 women, ages varying from 25 to 64 years old, and with intimate partners for at least one year. The instruments used were validated and transculturally adapted for Brazilian use. Results: it was observed statistically significant correspondence between the use of alcohol by the woman, and the co-occurrence of intimate violence (OR:4.2), including the psychological (OR:4.6), physical (OR:2.7), and sexual (OR:2.2) formats. Conclusion: the results call attention to a possible relationship between alcohol consumption and violence between intimate partners. Practical implications: the systematized tracking of alcohol consumption can be used as an important marker when there are suspicious evidences in abuse cases under family care practice, thus amplifying the possibilities of intervention of Family Health teams.
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