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Table 4 Characteristics of child sexual abuse dependent on context groups

From: Child sexual abuse in religiously affiliated and secular institutions: a retrospective descriptive analysis of data provided by victims in a government-sponsored reappraisal program in Germany

  Roman Catholic context Protestant context Non-religiously affiliated context p-valueb
  (N = 404a) (N = 130a) (N = 516a)  
Type of sexual abuse N = 200 N = 61 N = 245 .149
Missing data: Missing data: Missing data:
204 (50.5%) 69 (53.1%) 271 (52.5%)
Non- physical acts 7 (3.5%) 2 (3.3%) 5 (2.0%)  
Physical acts (touching body or genitals) 97 (48.5%) 19 (31.1%) 105 (42.9%)  
Penetration/intercourse 98 (49.0%) 35 (57.4%) 135 (55.1%)  
Time of abuse N = 374 N = 120 N = 466 .515
Missing data: Missing data: Missing data:
30 (7.4%) 10 (7.7%) 50 (9.7%)
Ongoing 11 (2.9%) 0 (0.0%) 10 (2.1%)  
Ongoing and past 8 (2.1%) 2 (1.7%) 9 (1.9%)  
Past 355 (94.9%) 118 (98.3%) 447 (95.1%)  
Quantity of sexual abuse N = 311 N = 104 N = 373 .421
Missing data: Missing data: Missing data:
93 (23.0%) 26 (20.0%) 143 (27.7%)
Once 28 (9.0%) 9 (8.7%) 31 (8.3%)  
Multiple 94 (30.2%) 24 (23.1%) 111 (29.8%)  
Repeatedly over a long time 189 (60.8%) 71 (68.3%) 231 (61.9%)  
Gender of offender N = 341 N = 113 N = 408 .369
Missing data: Missing data: Missing data:
63 (15.6%) 17 (13.1%) 108 (20.9%)
Male 293 (85.9%) 98 (86.7%) 337 (82.6%)  
Female 29 (8.5%) 2 (1.8%) 31 (7.6%)  
Both 19 (5.6%) 13 (11.5%) 40 (9.8%)  
  1. ªTotal of whole context group; see detailed number of victims that referred to single topics in the table.
  2. bKruskall-Wallis-Test with statistically significant level p < .05.