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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 EventYouth Justice
n (%)
Inpatients
n (%)
Outpatients
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Victim of sexual violence14 (15.6)19 (25.3)96 (16.3)129 (17.1)
Victim of physical abuse44 (48.9)27 (36.0)131 (22.2)202 (26.8)
Victim of emotional abuse47 (52.2)34 (45.3)206 (34.9)287 (38.0)
Parental death24 (26.7)26 (21.3)77 (13.1)117 (15.5)
Custodian change41 (45.6)29 (38.7)95 (16.1)165 (21.9)
Death in family51 (56.7)17 (22.7)194 (32.9)262 (34.7)
Parental addiction39 (43.3)22 (29.3)111 (18.8)172 (22.8)
Victim of bullying49 (54.4)42 (56.0)306 (51.9)397 (52.6)
Parental abandonment42 (46.7)21 (28.0)81 (13.7)144 (19.1)
Witness of domestic violence42 (46.7)30 (40.0)142 (24.1)214 (28.3)
Violent neighborhood54 (60.0)11 (14.7)43 (7.3)108 (14.3)
Victim of crime34 (37.8)7 (9.3)29 (4.9)70 (9.3)
Serious accident or physical impairment19 (21.1)11 (14.7)56 (9.5)86 (11.4)
Failed or dropped out of education program58 (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