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Table 1 Type and severity of lifetime abuse: in Questionnaire I, Questionnaire II, Questionnaire I and II

From: Prevalence and incidence of domestic violence during pregnancy and associated risk factors: a longitudinal cohort study in the south of Sweden

Type and severity of abuse Questionnaire I Questionnaire II Questionnaire I + IIb
Early pregnancy Late pregnancy  
n (%) n (%) n (%)
1928 (100) 1497 (100) 1509 (100)
Missing 11a 30a
Lifetime experience of abusec 761 (39.5) 562 (36.8) 668 (44.3)
Any abuse during the past year 84 (4.3) 38 (2.5) 77 (5.1)
Lifetime of emotional abuse 374 (19.5) 257 (16.8) 335 (22.2)
Mild 307 (16.1) 221 (14.5) 291 (19.3)
Moderate 187 (9.8) 123 (8.1) 175/11.6)
Severe 203 (10.6) 135 (8.8) 192 (12.7)
Any emotional abuse during the past year 61 (3.1) 28 (1.8) 56 (3.7)
Lifetime of physical abuse 561 (29.3) 417 (27.3) 514 (34.1)
Mild 529 (28.0) 399 (26.1) 493 (33.5)
Moderate 203 (10.7) 171 (11.2) 214 (14.5)
Severe 127 (6.7) 89 (5.8) 118 (8.0)
Any physical abuse during the past year 36 (1.9) 13 (0.9) 31 (13.0)
Lifetime of sexual abuse 302 (15.7) 218 (14.3) 265 (17.8)
Mild d 49 (2.6) 37 (2.4) 52 (3.6)
Mild e 208 (11.0) 169 (11.1) 217 (14.9)
Moderate 212 (10.9) 166 (10.9) 199 (13.5)
Severe 144 (7.4) 94 (6.2) 118 (8.0)
Any sexual abuse during past year 2 (0.1) 5 (0.3) 5 (0.3)
  1. aNot answered the questions about violence
  2. bSelf-reported in Questionnaire I or II or both
  3. cAny type of self-reported abuse during lifetime irrespective perpetrator
  4. dEmotional or sexual humiliation
  5. eNo genital contact