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Table 2 Prevalence of child maltreatment by severity

From: Child maltreatment in Germany: prevalence rates in the general population

  N None–minimal
N (%)
Low–moderate
N (%)
Moderate–severe
N (%)
Severe–extreme
N (%)
Emotional abuse
 Total 2492 2027 (80.8) 302 (12.0) 98 (3.9) 65 (2.6)
 Female 1324 1053 (79.5) 156 (11.8) 64 (4.8) 51 (3.9)
 Male 1168 974 (83.4) 146 (12.5) 34 (2.9) 14 (1.2)
Physical abuse
 Total 2497 2185 (87.1) 145 (5.8) 83 (3.3) 84 (3.3)
 Female 1330 1165 (87.6) 79 (5.9) 41 (3.1) 45 (3.4)
 Male 1167 1020 (87.4) 66 (5.7) 42 (3.6) 39 (3.3)
Sexual abuse
 Total 2496 2148 (85.6) 158 (6.3) 133 (5.3) 57 (2.3)
 Female 1329 1090 (82.0) 89 (6.7) 101 (7.6) 49 (3.7)
 Male 1167 1058 (90.7) 69 (5.9) 32 (2.7) 8 (0.7)
Emotional neglect
 Total 2496 1486 (59.2) 678 (27.0) 155 (6.2) 177 (7.1)
 Female 1329 809 (60.9) 334 (25.1) 78 (5.9) 108 (8.1)
 Male 1167 677 (58.0) 344 (29.5) 77 (6.6) 69 (5.9)
Physical neglect
 Total 2496 1452 (57.8) 482 (19.2) 336 (13.4) 226 (9.0)
 Female 1329 786 (59.1) 251 (18.9) 170 (12.8) 122 (9.2)
 Male 1167 666 (57.1) 231 (19.8) 166 (14.2) 104 (8.9)