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Table 2 Violence acts perpetrated by an intimate partner: past year (frequency) and earlier in life (yes/no)

From: Self-reported exposure to intimate partner violence among women and men in Sweden: results from a population-based survey

  Men: N = 399 Women: N = 573
   Number of events, past year % ª (N)    Number of events, past year % ª (N)  
Psychological violence Past year 1–2 3–5 >5 Earlier in life Past year 1–2 3–5 >5 Earlier in life
Insulted me in a way that made me feel bad 20.5 (79) 13.2 (51) 2.1 (8) 5.2 (20) 12.0 (48) 20.7 (109) 13.5 (71) 2.7 (14) 4.6 (24) 19.9 (114)
Belittled and humiliated me in front of others 9.5 (37) 6.4 (25) 1.3 (5) 1.8 (7) 6.5 (26) 7.7 (41) 5.8 (31) 0.8 (4) 1.1 (6) 13.1 (75)
Tried to scare and terrorize me on purpose 8.7 (34) 6.7 (26) 0.3 (1) 1.8 (7) 6.5 (26) 6.0 (32) 3.6 (19) 1.5 (8) 0.9 (5) 10.5 (60)
Threatened to hurt me or someone I care about 1.0 (4) 0.3 (1) 0.3 (1) 0.5 (2) 2.8 (11) 1.5 (8) 0.7 (4) 0.4 (2) 0.4 (2) 7.3 (42)
Individuals exposed to acts of psychological violence 24.0 (92)     13.8 (55) 23.6 (123)     23.6 (135)
Physical violence Past year 1–2 3–5 >5 Earlier in life Past year 1–2 3–5 >5 Earlier in life
Pushed or shoved me 5.9 (23) 4.6 (18) 0.3 (1) 1.0 (4) 5.3 (21) 7.1 (38) 5.5 (29) 0.9 (5) 0.8 (4) 2.6 (72)
Thrown something that could have hurt me 2.8 (11) 2.3 (9) 0.3 (1) 0.3 (1) 3.3 (13) 1.7 (9) 1.3 (7) 0.2 (1) 0.2 (1) 5.1 (29)
Hit me with his/her fist or with some other object 2.1 (8) 1.5 (6) 0.3 (1) 0.3 (1) 4.0 (16) 1.3 (7) 0.7 (4) - 0.6 (3) 5.8 (33)
Kicked and dragged me and beaten me up 0.8 (3) 0.3 (1) - 0.5 (2) 1.5 (6) 0.6 (3) 0.2 (1) - 0.4 (2) 3.5 (20)
Choked me or burnt me on purpose 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) - - 1.5 (6) 0.6 (3) 0.2 (1) 0.4 (2) - 4.7 (27)
Hurt me with a knife, a gun or some other weapon - - - - 1.5 (6) 0.2 (1) 0.2 (1) - - 1.2 (7)
Individuals exposed to acts of physical violence 7.6 (29)     6.8 (27) 8.1 (43)     14.3 (82)
Sexual violence Past year 1–2 3–5 >5 Earlier in life Past year 1–2 3–5 >5 Earlier in life
Demanded to have sex with me even though I did not want to 2.3 (9) 1.8 (7) - 0.5 (2) 2.3 (9) 2.6 (14) 1.5 (8) 0.4 (2) 0.7 (4) 8.2 (47)
Forced me to have sex against my will by using his/her physical strength 0.3 (1) 0.3 (1) - - 1.3 (5) 0.4 (2) 0.2 (1) - 0.2 (1) 2.6 (15)
Forced me to perform sexual acts that I experienced as degrading and/or humiliating 0.3 (1) 0.3 (1) - - 1.8 (7) 0.4 (2) 0.4 (2) - - 4.2 (24)
Individuals exposed to acts of sexual violence 2.3 (9)     2.5 (10) 3.0 (16)     9.2 (53)
Summary measures all forms of violence 25.6 ( 102 )     15.3 ( 61 ) 23.2 ( 133 )     26.0 ( 149 )
  1. ªPercentage is given in valid percent.