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Table 4 Mental health outcomes by perpetrator type (N = 126)

From: Exploring the relationships between sexual violence, mental health and perpetrator identity: a cross-sectional Australian primary care study

Mental health outcomes Perpetrator type N Mean score (SD) Unadjusted Adjusteda
Mean difference in mental health outcome score (95% CI) P-value Mean difference in mental health outcome score (95% CI) P-value
PTSD Intimate partner 30 36.8 (12.2) 0.098 0.086
Stranger 21 28.1 (11.5) −7.9 (− 15.1 to − 0.7)   − 8.0 (−  15.2 to − 0.8)  
Known person 26 33.7 (15.7) −2.9 (− 9.5 to 3.7)   − 4.7 (− 11.7 to 2.3)  
Depression Intimate partner 30 8.4 (4.3) 0.187 0.070
Stranger 21 5.9 (5.4) −2.4 (− 5.2 to 0.3)   − 2.4 (− 5.2 to 0.3)  
Known person 26 6.7 (5.6) −1.7 (− 4.3 to 0.9)   −2.8 (−5.4 to − 0.2)  
Anxiety Intimate partner 28 5.6 (4.0) 0.501 0.587
Stranger 21 4.4 (3.3) −1.2 (− 3.2 to 0.8)   −1.1 (−3.2 to 1.0)  
Known person 25 5.0 (3.9) −0.6 (−2.6 to 1.4)   −0.7 (− 2.9 to 1.4)  
  1. 48 (38%) had missing responses to perpetrator
  2. “Intimate partner” was used as the base level of the categorical exposure variable
  3. aModel adjusted for clinic and experience of child abuse
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