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Table 5 Characteristics of the PTSD Symptom Sample

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

Sample characteristics n Mean (SE)/%
Age – years (18 - 52 years) 262 21.3 (0.3)
Sex
 Female 215 82.1
 Male 47 17.9
Childhood Maltreatment (CM)
 Without CM 79 30.2
 At least one CM 183 69.8
 Physical Abuse 69 26.3
 Sexual Abuse 41 15.6
 Emotional Abuse 140 53.4
 Physical Neglect 49 18.7
 Emotional Neglect 98 37.4
 Two or more CM 115 43.9
Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Severity 262 19.1 (1.0)