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Table 5 Survey of prevalence rates reported in previous studies (in %)

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

  Emotional abuse Emotional neglect Physical abuse Physical neglect Sexual abuse
Present Study 10.2 13.9 12.0 48.4 6.2
Glaesmer et al. [25] - - 8.5 - 1.0
Green et al. [27] - - 8.4 5.6a 6.0
Haeuser et al. [16] 15.0 49.5 12.0 48.4 12.6
Hauffa et al. [26] - - 3.9 - 1.2
Thombs et al. [28] 30.6 - 16.5 - 10.3
von Sydow [29] - - - - 18-21
Wetzels [7] - - 10.6 - 5.7
  1. Note: aIn this study, there was no distinction made between emotional and physical neglect. Neglect presented here was the frequency of not having adequate food, clothing, or medical care, having inadequate supervision, and having to do age-inappropriate chores.