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Table 3 Frequency and severity of CM in the German general population

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

  CTQ—classification according to Bernstein [8]a CTQ—classification according to Walker [10]b CTS German community sample (SHIP LEGENDE)c CTS Representative German sample 2010c
None to minimal Slight to moderate Moderate to severe Severe to extreme
n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Emotional abuse 2123 84.8 259 10.3 75 3.0 40 1.6 254 10.2 110 5.2 170 6.7
Physical abuse 2198 87.8 162 6.5 70 2.8 69 2.7 301 12.0 99 4.7 132 5.3
Sexual abuse 2186 87.3 158 6.3 109 4.3 47 1.9 156 6.2 92 4.3 172 6.9
Emotional neglect 1259 50.3 888 35.5 184 7.3 164 6.5 348 13.9 214 10.1 167 6.7
Physical neglect 1288 51.4 491 19.6 450 18.0 269 10.8 1210 48.4 226 10.6 364 14.7
  1. aPublished data, for more details see [23]
  2. bPublished data, for more details see [22]
  3. cPublished data, for more details see [21]