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Table 3 Frequencies of Traumatic Life Events by Case Type (N = 755)

From: Sex differences in youth with mental health problems in inpatient, outpatient and youth justice settings

Traumatic Life Event Youth Justice
n (%)
Inpatients
n (%)
Outpatients
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Victim of sexual violence 14 (15.6) 19 (25.3) 96 (16.3) 129 (17.1)
Victim of physical abuse 44 (48.9) 27 (36.0) 131 (22.2) 202 (26.8)
Victim of emotional abuse 47 (52.2) 34 (45.3) 206 (34.9) 287 (38.0)
Parental death 24 (26.7) 26 (21.3) 77 (13.1) 117 (15.5)
Custodian change 41 (45.6) 29 (38.7) 95 (16.1) 165 (21.9)
Death in family 51 (56.7) 17 (22.7) 194 (32.9) 262 (34.7)
Parental addiction 39 (43.3) 22 (29.3) 111 (18.8) 172 (22.8)
Victim of bullying 49 (54.4) 42 (56.0) 306 (51.9) 397 (52.6)
Parental abandonment 42 (46.7) 21 (28.0) 81 (13.7) 144 (19.1)
Witness of domestic violence 42 (46.7) 30 (40.0) 142 (24.1) 214 (28.3)
Violent neighborhood 54 (60.0) 11 (14.7) 43 (7.3) 108 (14.3)
Victim of crime 34 (37.8) 7 (9.3) 29 (4.9) 70 (9.3)
Serious accident or physical impairment 19 (21.1) 11 (14.7) 56 (9.5) 86 (11.4)
Failed or dropped out of education program 58 (64.4) 21 (28.0) 113 (19.2) 192 (25.4)
  1. Traumatic life events coded so that 0 = never experienced and 1 = experienced in last 3 days- more than 1 year ago