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Table 3 Levels of violence, disabled versus non disabled girls and boys

From: Violence against primary school children with disabilities in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

  Boys (n = 1769) Girls (n = 1937)
Characteristic No disability,% Disabled,% P No disability,% Disabled,% P
Any violence from any perpetrator 95.3 96.2 0.644 95.5 99.5 0.009
 Physical violence 93.4 95.8 0.379 94.6 99.1 0.010
 Sexual violence 3.8 7.1 0.092 12.3 23.6 0.002
 Emotional violence and neglect 59.4 63.6 0.400 57.5 65.2 0.140
Violence from school staff 94.1 94.4 0.893 94.4 97.7 0.109
 Physical violence 93.3 93.8 0.786 93.9 98.0 0.076
 Sexual violence 1.8 2.6 0.654 2.2 3.6 0.361
 Emotional violence and neglect 31.9 40.5 0.003 29.4 38.2 0.053
 Injury 64.5 70.0 0.208 68.7 73.5 0.140
 Severe physical violence 7.0 5.5 0.566 6.8 10.8 0.123
 Past week physical violence 53.0 43.8 0.025 51.2 60.5 0.054
Violence from parents/caregivers 13.3 12.4 0.757 32.3 32.2 0.967
 Physical violence 10.7 9.1 0.486 28.1 28.6 0.906
 Sexual violencea - - - - - -
 Emotional violence 4.8 4.2 0.760 8.9 9.9 0.760
Violence from female peers 12.0 13.9 0.527 24.7 33.3 0.152
 Physical violence 1.7 2.1 0.756 8.7 9.2 0.901
 Sexual violencea - - - - - -
 Emotional violence 10.5 11.3 0.819 19.0 27.5 0.055
 Neglect       
Violence from male peers 48.4 54.3 0.293 31.8 34.4 0.568
 Physical violence 31.4 36.3 0.360 21.0 22.2 0.784
 Sexual violencea 1.1 4.5 0.015 3.7 7.8 0.026
Emotional violence 33.8 35.9 0.702 15.6 16.7 0.764
Violence from others 9.4 10.1 0.779 17.8 24.1 0.081
 Physical violenceb 5.4 9.2 0.186 9.6 15.7 0.0002
 Sexual violencec 0.3 1.7 0.003 0.1 17.0 0.0001
 Emotional violence 9.7 10.2 0.832 15.9 22.0 0.089
  1. aNot estimated (too few cases reported) bfor females, nearly all others for physical violence are other relatives (12.6% of disabled girls report physical violence by relative versus 4.6% non disabled, p = 0.006) cfor females, nearly all ‘others’ for sexual violence are reported as ‘other’—ie not boyfriend, girlfriend, other relative or would rather not say who (14.4% of disabled girls report sexual violence by others verses 6.4% of non-disabled girls); for males, nearly all others are other relatives (1.1% versus 0 non disabled).