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As for the United States of America, researchers  found rates of lifetime prevalence ranging from 17.4% to 25.5%.
For example, a recent study conducted in Portugal on gender violence based on a representative sample of 2000 participants showed that more men (77.8% compared to 27.3% of women) admitted the use of different forms of violence (physical, psychological, and sexual) .
For instance, in a large national sample composed of 4,667 participants, a significant number of students from various educational levels and age groups reported violent behaviors in their relationships (30.6% global perpetration, 18.1% physical, and 22.4% emotional) .
The levels of violence found in the latter study  are somewhat higher than those reported in a study of a representative sample of married Portuguese couples, which used the same instruments (26% global perpetration, 12% physical, and 24% emotional) .
The present study aims at expanding our understanding of violence in intimate relationships by comparing dating and married couples.
Research suggests that not only does violence tend to escalate in frequency and severity over time  but also that violence during dating is a strong precursor of marital violence, especially if the abusive love relationship persists over time .
Regarding violence in married couples, the World Report on Violence and Health , based on information collected in 38 countries, places rates of lifetime prevalence at between 10% and 76%.