The epidemiology of child sexual abuse

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Title: The epidemiology of child sexual abuse
Authors: MacIntyre, Deirdre
Carr, Alan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5294
Date: 1999
Abstract: The scale of child sexual abuse is the central concern in this chapter. There are two main types of studies which attempt to describe the scope of child sexual abuse. Firstly, there are incidence studies which seek to estimate the number of cases identified in a specific population during a given time period and in a given locality. Secondly, there are prevalence studies which attempt to estimate the proportion of a population that has been sexually abused in the course of their childhood. Incidence figures are usually expressed as a number of cases per 1000 children per annum in a designated geogaphical area. Prevalence figures, on the other hand, are expressed as a percentage of cases within a defined population reporting abuse.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Copyright (published version): 1999 Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Keywords: Child protection agencies;Prevalence studies;College student;Epidemiology
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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