TABLE 2

Base Case Estimates of Past-year Violence Against Children by Age Group and Region

Ages 2–14 yAges 15–17 y
RegionPooled From Published ReportsTotal Population at RiskPooled From Published ReportsTotal Population at Risk
Total N for Included Reports, Census DataMinimum n Affected by VAC From ReportsMinimum % With Past-year VACTotal N From Census DataMinimum n Imputed Affected by VACTotal N for Included Reports, Census DataMinimum n Affected by VAC From ReportsMinimum % With Past-year VACTotal N From Census DataMinimum n Imputed Affected by VAC
abc = b/ade = (b/a) × (d)fgh = g/fij = (g/f) × (i)
Africa71 876 43535 958 87650385 921 657193 071 74630 848 75915 723 2305171 989 16136 691 983
Asia393 844 643266 954 74768903 793 328612 606 832143 742 41768 854 32948212 833 830101 949 939
Latin America53 738 98818 429 03234138 468 11547 485 69613 477 9384 482 3133332 906 54010 943 618
Europe16 686 9391 359 2518100 964 4718 224 16021 542 1256 590 6513122 775 0076 967 841
Northern America57 837 97032 175 3185657 860 15432 187 65913 696 5338 005 1735813 699 2688 006 772
OceaniaNot available7 090 890Not available1 010 283399 949401 617 154640 197
  • Minimum prevalences and projected minimum estimates of total numbers of children affected. Excludes children exposed to moderate physical violence, which is defined as spanked, slapped in the face, hit, or shook.