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Table 1 Characteristics of the German prevalence study[10]

From: A prevalence-based approach to societal costs occurring in consequence of child abuse and neglect

  Study characteristics
Study type Retrospective population survey
Objective Prevalence of child maltreatment (physical, emotional, sexual) and neglect (physical, emotional) in Germany
Sample Random sample
Representative of the German population
Sample size: 2,504
Females: 53.2%, males 46.8%
Age: 14–90 years, mean value: 50.6 years
Methods Assessment of child maltreatment and neglect through the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (German version)