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Table 2 Percentage of single types and the overlap of types of childhood maltreatment in the original sample (n = 443)

From: The invisible scars of emotional abuse: a common and highly harmful form of childhood maltreatment

  Single Maltreatment (%) Two Maltreatments % Three Maltreatments % Four Maltreatments %
Emotional Abuse 12 + Sexual Abuse 1.8 + Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse 1.1 +Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 3.2
+ Physical Abuse 4.7 + Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect 3.6 +Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse + Physical Neglect 0
+ Emotional Neglect 9.5 + Sexual Abuse + Physical Neglect 1.1 +Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 1.4
+ Physical Neglect 1.4 + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 5.6 +Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 5.6
   + Physical Abuse + Physical Neglect 0.7   
   + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 3.2   
Sexual Abuse 2.5 + Emotional Abuse 1.8 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Abuse 1.1 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 3.2
+ Physical Abuse 0.7 + Emotional Abuse + Emotional Neglect 3.6 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Abuse + Physical Neglect 0
+ Emotional Neglect 0.5 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Neglect 1.1 + Emotional Abuse + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 1.4
+ Physical Neglect 0.7 + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 0.2 + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 0
   + Physical Abuse + Physical Neglect 0   
   + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 0.7   
Physical Abuse 3.6 + Emotional Abuse 4.7 +Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse 1.1 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect 3.2
+ Sexual Abuse 0.7 + Emotional Abuse + Emotional Neglect 5.6 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse + Physical Neglect 0
+ Emotional Neglect 0.2 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Neglect 0.7 + Emotional Abuse + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 5.6
+ Physical Neglect 0 + Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect 0.2 + Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 0
   + Sexual Abuse + Physical Neglect 0   
   + Emotional Neglect + Physical Neglect 0.2   
Emotional Neglect 4.1 + Emotional Abuse 9.5 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse 3.6 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse 0
+ Sexual Abuse 0.5 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Abuse 5.6 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect 1.4
+ Physical Abuse 0.2 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Neglect 3.2 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 5.6
+ Physical Neglect 0.5 + Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse 0.2 + Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 0
   + Sexual Abuse + Physical Neglect 0.7   
   + Physical Abuse + Physical Neglect 0.2   
Physical Neglect 1.6 + Emotional Abuse 1.4 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse 1.1 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse 0
+ Sexual Abuse 0.7 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Abuse 0.7 + Emotional Abuse + Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect 1.4
+ Physical Abuse 0 + Emotional Abuse + Emotional Neglect 3.2 + Emotional Abuse + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 5.6
+ Emotional Neglect 0.5 + Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse 0 + Sexual Abuse + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 0
   + Sexual Abuse + Emotional Neglect 0.7   
   + Physical Abuse + Emotional Neglect 0.2   
Five maltreatments 3.8       
No maltreatment 26