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Table 2 Methodological characteristics of the population studies discussed in the paper

From: Assessing childhood maltreatment on the population level in Germany: findings and methodological challenges

  Population-based representative study 2005 Population-based representative study 2007 Population-based representative study 2010 SHIP-Legende 2007–2010
Area covered by the study Population-based representative study for Germany Population-based representative study for Germany Population-based representative study for Germany Population-based study in the northeastern part of Germany (Pomerania)
Sample size 2426 2510 2504 2400
Response rate 60.9 % 61.9 % 56 % Of the n = 4308 participants at SHIP-baseline, n = 3669 were invited for SHIP-Legende. Of those 92 died between 2007 and 2010, 1011 refused participation, 132 were not reached and 35 did not attend the assessments
Age range (years) 14–93 14–92 14–90 29–89
% Female participants 53.9 54.5 53.2 52.4
Mode of assessment All subjects were visited by a study assistant, informed about the investigation, and self-rating questionnaires were presented. Assistant waited until participants answered all questionnaires and offered help if persons did not understand the meaning of questions All subjects were visited by a study assistant, informed about the investigation, and self-rating questionnaires were presented. Assistant waited until participants answered all questionnaires and offered help if persons did not understand the meaning of questions All subjects were visited by a study assistant at home, informed about the investigation, and self-rating questionnaires were presented. Assistant waited until participants answered all questionnaires and offered help if persons did not understand the meaning of questions All subjects were supported by a study assistant, informed about the investigation, and self-rating questionnaires were presented in the private homes or in one of the both SHIP-study centers. The assistants offered help if persons did not understand the meaning of questions
Instruments assessing CM Trauma-list (M-CIDI) Trauma-list (M-CIDI) CTQ/CTS CTS
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Funding University of Leipzig University of Leipzig University of Leipzig German Research Foundation
Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology