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Table 2 Frequency of self-reported past-year violence and discrimination with regard to severity and visibility of physical and mental disability

From: A national survey on violence and discrimination among people with disabilities

Severity and visibility of disability Threatened physical yes % (n) Humiliated yes % (n) Financial yes % (n) Physical minor yes % (n) Physical major yes % (n) Sexual minor yes % (n) Sexual major yes % (n) Violence to others yes % (n) Discrimination employment and education yes % (n) Discrimination services yes % (n)
Minor physical (n = 3087) 8.5(262) 15.8(487) 1.0(30) 5.6(173) 3.9(119) 2.5(76) 1.2(37) 3.1(95) 2.0(61) 0.9(27)
Major physical (n = 1414) 9.3(132)ns 17.9(253)ns 1.4(20)ns 5.9(83)ns 3.6(51)ns 3.1(44)ns 1.6(23)ns 2.5(35)ns 4.6(65)** 6.1(86)**
Minor mental (n = 998) 12.0(120) 26.2(261) 2.5(25) 9.2(92) 6.3(63) 6.3(63) 3.5(35) 6.5(65) 3.5(35) 2.6(26)
Major mental (n = 384) 15.9(61)ns 30.8(118)ns 3.1(12)ns 12.0(46)ns 7.0(27)ns 7.0(27)ns 4.7(18)ns 5.2(20)ns 6.0(23)ns 6.8(26)*
Stranger ever/sometimes
(n = 4985)
9.3 (465) 18.1(900) 1.3(64) 6.4(319) 4.2(211) 3.4(167) 1.7(87) 3.5(172) 2.9(144) 2.0(100)
Stranger always (n = 289) 12.1(35)ns 17.3(50)ns 2.1(6)ns 5.2(15)ns 3.5(10)ns 3.1(9)ns 1.4(4)ns 3.8(11)ns 4.5(13)ns 9.7(28)**
  1. Note: Chi square statistics comparisons, *p < .05, **p < .01, ns = not significant