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Table 1 Distributions of Variables Identified in CHIRPP Text Fields, n (%)

From: Sentinel surveillance of child maltreatment cases presenting to Canadian emergency departments

Text Field Variables Sexual Assault by Bodily Force Maltreatment by Parent or Caregiver Total Cases
Total Cases 680 (31) 1520 (69) 2200 (100)
Maltreatment Type
 Sexual Assault 680 (100) 0 680 (31)
 Physical Abuse 0 1264 (83) 1264 (57)
 Exposure to Family Violence 0 55 (4) 55 (3)
 Neglect 0 46 (3) 46 (2)
 Unspecified 0 155 (10) 155 (7)
Fatalities 0 8 (0.5) 8 (0.4)
Relationship to Perpetrator
 Family Member
  Parent a 145 (7)
  Father or Stepfather 79 (12) 600 (39) 679 (31)
  Mother or Stepmother 404 (18)
  Relative (Male)b 38 (6) 13 (0.9) 51 (2)
  Relative (Female)c 20 (0.9)
  Other Family Memberd 27 (4) 5 (0.3) 32 (1)
Non-family Member in Caregiving Role
 Foster Parent 0 8 (0.5) 8 (0.4)
 Partner of Parent (Male) 16 (2) 47 (3) 63 (3)
 Teacher or Day-Care Worker 7 (1) 13 (0.9) 20 (0.9)
 Babysitter 8 (1) 23 (2) 31 (1)
Known Peer/Adult
 Friend 36 (5) 0 36 (2)
 Boyfriend/Ex-boyfriend 9 (1) 0 9 (0.4)
 Neighbor 14 (2) 0 14 (0.6)
 Acquaintance 17 (3) 0 17 (0.7)
 Other Known Peer/Adult 86 (13) 15 (1) 101 (5)
Unknown Peer/Adult
 Stranger 55 (8) 0 55 (3)
Drug/Alcohol Use 98 (14) 43 (3) 141 (6)
Non-Health Care Professional
 Child Welfare 7 (1) 83 (5) 90 (4)
 Other Non-Health Caree 29 (1)
Maltreatment During Visitation 23 (3) 64 (4) 87 (4)
Removal of Child 26 (1)
  1. a Cases less than 5 indicated with a dash due to suppression rules for small cell counts
  2. b Relative (male) includes brothers, grandfathers and uncles
  3. c Relative (female) includes sisters, grandmothers and aunts
  4. d Other family members include cousins & other relatives with unspecified gender
  5. e Non-health care professional includes law enforcement and educational professionals