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Table 2 Prevalence of child abuse by trauma type and comparison of childhood abuse type by mean age ( N= 2,500)

From: Frequency of child maltreatment in a representative sample of the German population

  Sex   Age  
  Total Male Female   Abused Non-abused  
  n % n % n % p Mean age SD Mean age SD p
Emotional Abuse 254 10.2 109 9.3 145 10.9 .184a 50.60 18.65 50.67 18.56 .954b
Emotional Neglect 348 13.9 171 14.6 177 13.4 .374a 51.50 17.46 50.51 18.72 .444c
Physical Abuse 301 12.0 149 12.7 152 11.5 .335a 54.09 18.88 50.18 18.48 .001b
Physical Neglect 1210 48.4 580 49.5 630 47.5 .305a 55.76 18.21 45.81 17.54 .000c
Sexual Abuse 156 6.2 44 3.8 112 8.4 .000a 52.03 17.68 50.56 18.62 .339b
         Minimizing Non-minimizing  
Minimization/Denial 214 8.6 94 8.0 120 9.0 .365a 44.27 18.34 51.25 18.47 .000b
  1. Test statistic: aPearson chi square, btwo sample t test, cMann–Whitney U test.