The current prevalence of child sexual abuse worldwide: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={The current prevalence of child sexual abuse worldwide: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={J. Barth and L. Bermetz and E. Heim and S. Trelle and T. Tonia},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  • J. Barth, L. Bermetz, +2 authors T. Tonia
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Public Health
  • ObjectivesSystematic reviews on prevalence estimates of child sexual abuse (CSA) worldwide included studies with adult participants referring on a period of abuse of about 50 years. [...] Key MethodMethodsWe included studies published between 2002 and 2009 that reported CSA in children below 18 years. We performed a random effects meta-analysis and analyzed moderator variables by meta-regression.ResultsFifty-five studies from 24 countries were included. According to four predefined types of sexual abuse…Expand Abstract
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