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Table 3 Sexual abuse, emotional and physical abuse among adolescents using sex as self-injury (SASI) or not (non-SASI)

From: Self-reported frequency of sex as self-injury (SASI) in a national study of Swedish adolescents and association to sociodemographic factors, sexual behaviors, abuse and mental health

  SASI
n = 122–125
Non-SASI
n = 5180–5611
Total
n = 5304–5736
χ2 df p value
n % n % n %
Sexual abuse
 Any sexual abuse 93 75.0 1014 19.6 1107 20.9 225.3 1 <.001
 Only penetrative 59 48.4 290 5.3 349 6.2 379.7 1 <.001
Emotional abuse
 Any emotional abuse 109 87.2 3206 57.1 3315 57.8 45.3 1 <.001
 Insult 106 84.8 3028 54.0 3134 54.7 46.9 1 <.001
 Threats of hitting 55 44.0 1081 19.3 1136 19.8 47.1 1 <.001
 Isolation from friends 48 38.4 908 16.2 956 16.7 43.4 1 <.001
Physical abuse
 Any physical abuse 86 69.4 1697 30.3 1783 31.2 86.2 1 <.001
 Pushed, shaken 70 56.0 1293 23.1 1363 23.8 73.2 1 <.001
 Throw something 40 32.3 738 13.2 778 13.6 37.7 1 <.001
 Hit with hands 52 41.6 782 13.9 834 14.5 75.2 1 <.001
 Kick, bite, hit with fist 21 16.8 310 5.5 331 5.8 28.6 1 <.001
 Hit with objects 13 10.5 191 3.4 204 3.6    <.001*
 Burn, scald 7 5.6 100 1.8 107 1.9    .009*
 Strangle 22 17.6 197 3.5 219 3.8    <.001*
 Other physical assault 42 34.1 440 7.9 482 8.4 107.8 1 <.001
  1. * Fisher’s exact test