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Table 2 Sociodemographic variation in frequency of maltreatment, non-violent and violent offenses in adolescence

From: Disrupting the link between maltreatment and delinquency: how school, family, and community factors can be protective

  Average maltreatment frequency Average non-violent offense frequency in adolescence Average violent offense frequency in adolescence
Mean Std. Dev. Mean Std. Dev. Mean Std. Dev.
Sex
 Male 2.51 2.48 1.13*** 1.93 0.97*** 1.87
 Female 2.78*** 2.92 0.58 1.47 0.45 1.28
Race/ethnicity (white = referent)
 Hispanic 2.88** 3.22 1.07* 2.33 1.13*** 2.74
 Black 2.64 3.10 0.65* 1.78 1.01*** 2.28
 Asian 3.31*** 4.03 0.97 2.65 0.63 2.06
 Native American 3.56*** 3.18 1.26* 2.05 1.26*** 2.11
 Other 2.52 2.12 1.09 2.11 0.58 1.62
 White 2.54 2.40 0.84 1.58 0.57 1.24
LGBQ
 No 2.53 2.65 0.82 1.74 0.72 1.67
 Yes 3.40*** 2.93 1.10*** 1.99 0.67 1.59
  1. *p-value< 0.05; **p-value< 0.01; and ***p-value< 0.001 in post hoc testing