ERIC Number: EJ542781
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse: Integrative Review Adjustment for Potential Response and Measurement Biases.
Gorey, Kevin M.; Leslie, Donald R.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v21 n4 p391-98 Apr 1997
This review synthesizes findings of 16 cross-sectional surveys on the prevalence of child abuse (primarily sexual abuse) among nonclinical, North American samples. An incidence of approximately 22.3% for women and 8.5% for men was found over three decades though variations in study response rates and differences in child abuse operational definitions accounted for half the variability among studies. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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