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Table 3 Frequencies for maltreatment characteristics in participating and non-participating groups

From: Methodological challenges in following up patients of a hospital child protection team: is there a recruitment bias?

Variable Complete participation Telephone interview Refusal No contact χ 2 test
  (n = 42) (n = 39) (n = 50) (n = 49) χ (df) p
Type of maltreatment (%)       
   Sexual abuse 15 (36) 18 (46) 14 (28) 16 (33) 6.76 (6) 0.344
   Physical maltreatment 11 (26) 11 (28) 21 (42) 13 (27)   
   Other maltreatment 16 (38) 10 (26) 15 (30) 20 (41)   
Certainty (%)       
   Substantiated 32 (76) 33 (85) 38 (76) 39 (80) 1.22 (3) 0.749
   Indicated 10 (23) 6 (15) 12 (24) 10 (20)   
Perpetrator (%)       
   Intrafamilial 26 (62) 25 (64) 35 (70) 35 (71) 1.28 (3) 0.734
   Extrafamilial 16 (38) 14 (36) 15 (30) 14 (29)   
  1. Note. Percentages are added in columns.
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