Table 1.

Prevalence of Exposure to Childhood Physical or Sexual Abuse or to a Battered Mother by Questionnaire Item and Category of Exposure

ExposureItem*
(%)
Category
(%)
Physical abuse (2 questions)32.3
Sometimes, often, or very often pushed, grabbed, slapped, shoved, or had things thrown at him25.8
Ever hit so hard he had marks or was injured20.0
Sexual abuse (4 questions)14.9
Touched or fondled in a sexual way12.8
Had him touch the perpetrator in a sexual way9.0
Attempted intercourse (oral, anal, or vaginal)7.9
Actually had intercourse (oral, anal, or vaginal)7.2
Battered mother (4 questions)11.0
Mother sometimes, often, or very often, pushed, grabbed, slapped, shoved, or had things thrown at her9.6
Mother sometimes, often or very often, kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, or hit with something hard5.4
Mother ever repeatedly hit over at least a few minutes5.3
Mother ever threatened with a knife or gun or hurt with a knife or gun1.9
  • * Item percentages are not mutually exclusive.