Burden and consequences of child maltreatment in high-income countries

@article{Gilbert2009BurdenAC,
  title={Burden and consequences of child maltreatment in high-income countries},
  author={R. Gilbert and C. Widom and K. Browne and D. Fergusson and S. Janson},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={373},
  pages={68-81}
}
Child maltreatment remains a major public-health and social-welfare problem in high-income countries. Every year, about 4-16% of children are physically abused and one in ten is neglected or psychologically abused. During childhood, between 5% and 10% of girls and up to 5% of boys are exposed to penetrative sexual abuse, and up to three times this number are exposed to any type of sexual abuse. However, official rates for substantiated child maltreatment indicate less than a tenth of this… Expand
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