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Table 2 Child Characteristics by Primary Maltreatment Type, n (%)

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

Characteristic Maltreatment Type Total
Sexual Assault Physical Abuse Neglect Exposure to Family Violence Unspecified
Total 680 (30.9) 1264 (57.5) 46 (2.1) 55 (2.5) 155 (7.0) 2200 (100)
Gendera
 Female 597 (87.8) 590 (46.7) 22 (47.8) 25 (45.5) 69 (44.5) 1303 (59.2)
 Male 83 (12.2) 673 (53.2) 24 (52.2) 30 (54.5) 86 (55.5) 896 (40.7)
Age Group
  < 1 7 (1.0) 165 (13.0) 14 (30.4) 22 (40.0) 55 (35.4) 263 (12.0)
 1–3 111(16.3) 222 (17.6) 22 (47.8) 14 (25.5) 65 (41.9) 434 (19.7)
 4–7 154 (22.7) 278 (22.0) 7 (15.2) 7 (12.7) 21 (13.5) 467 (21.2)
 8–11 60 (8.8) 232 (18.4) b 6 (10.9) 309 (14.0)
 12–15 348 (51.2) 367 (29.0) 6 (10.9) 727 (33.0)
  1. a One case did not specify gender
  2. b Cases less than 5 indicated with a dash due to suppression rules for small cell counts