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Table 5 Psychologically abused participant characteristics and source of abuse

From: Prevalence and risk factors of domestic violence in women attending the National Guard Primary Health Care Centers in the Western Region, Saudi Arabia, 2018

VariableMeanSD
Age at first psychological abuse (n = 384)13.0711.27
Mean score of abuse consequence (n = 425)5.342.986
Age of disclosure (n = 210)14.8511.630
VariableFrequency%
Psychological abuse in the last year (n = 450)
No30367.33
Yes14732.66
Seeking assistance (n = 451)
No, did not suffer15333.92
No, although suffering17839.46
Yes12026.60
Source of abuse (n = 602)
Ex-husband315.14
Current husband9816.27
Stepfather50.83
Stepmother193.15
Mother528.63
Father9315.44
Brother8213.62
Sister345.64
Children243.98
Friends386.31
Known person437.14
Unknown person264.31
Others579.46
What do abusers use (n = 371)
Smoking14037.73
Drugs174.58
Alcohol82.156
Nothing20655.52
Disclosure
No25155.29
Yes, partially14030.84
Yes, all6313.88
Disclosure to a medical practitioner (n = 230)
No19584.78
Yes, she knows52.17
Yes, when she asked177.39
Yes, immediately135.65