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Table 3 Distribution of responses to the questionnaire on harassment and control by electronic tools

From: “Validation of a cyberbullying questionnaire as a screening tool for other forms of intimate-partner violence towards young women”

  All (n = 477) 18–24 years (n = 268) 25–29 years (n = 209)
  % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
Intimate-partner violence towards women 10.7 8.2 13.8 11.9 8.6 16.4 9.1 5.9 13.8
Harassment and/or control 5.9 4.1 8.4 7.8 5.2 11.7 3.3 1.6 6.9
Question 1. Harassment
 Have you felt harassed/overwhelmed by text messages or emails that he sends/has sent you? % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
 Never 94.8 92.3 96.4 92.5 88.7 95.1 97.6 94.3 99.0
 Rarely 1.9 1.0 3.6 2.2 1.0 4.9 1.4 0.5 4.4
 Sometimes 2.1 1.1 3.9 3.0 1.5 5.9 1.0 0.2 3.8
 Often 0.4 0.1 1.7 0.7 0.2 3.0 0.0
 Constantly/always 0.8 0.3 2.2 1.5 0.6 3.9 0.0
 Never/rarely 96.6 94.6 97.9 94.8 91.3 96.9 99.0 96.2 99.8
 Sometimes/often/constantly/always 3.4 2.1 5.4 5.2 3.1 8.6 1.0 0.2 3.8
Question 2. Control
 Have you felt overwhelmed because he controlled calls or messages on your cell phone or email? % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
 Never 91.6 88.8 93.8 88.4 84.0 91.8 95.7 91.9 97.8
 Rarely 2.9 1.7 4.9 4.1 2.3 7.3 1.4 0.5 4.4
 Sometimes 3.6 2.2 5.7 4.1 2.3 7.3 2.9 1.3 6.3
 Often 1.0 0.4 2.5 1.9 0.8 4.4 0.0
 Constantly/always 0.8 0.3 2.2 1.5 0.6 3.9 1.0
 Never/rarely 94.5 92.1 96.3 92.5 88.7 95.1 97.1 93.7 98.7
 Sometimes/often/constantly/always 5.5 3.7 7.9 7.5 4.9 11.3 2.9 1.3 6.3