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Table 2 Characteristics of the perpetrator of the sexual violence against adolescent and adult women

From: Characteristics of sexual violence against adolescent girls and adult women

  Adolescents Adults Total   
Perpetrator’s identification n % n % n % p Value CI 95%
Unknown 395 [72.3] 504 [88.1] 899 80.4 [< 0.001] 0.35 (0.25-0.49)
Known 151 27.6 68 11.9 219 19.6   
Total 546 100 572 100 1118 100   
Relationship with the victim n % n % n % p Value CI 95%
Related 63 [41.7] 9 [13.2] 72 32.9 [< 0.001] 4.69 (2.06-10.99)
Non related 88 58.3 59 86.8 147 67.1   
Total 151 100 68 100 219 100   
Perpetrator’s typification n % n % n % p Value CI 95%
Biological father 21 13.9 6 8.9 27 12.3 0.289 1.67 (0.60-4.89)
Stepfather 16 [10.6] 0 [0] 16 7.3 [0.005] 1.50 (1.36-1.66)
Maternal/paternal uncle 14 [9.4] 1 [1.4] 15 6.8 [0.034] 6.85 (0.91-142.43)
Paternal/maternal grandfather 0 0 1 1.4 1 0.4 0.135 0.00 (0.00-7.83)
Brother 7 4.6 0 0 7 3.2 0.071 1.47 (1.34-1.61)
Cousin 5 3.4 1 1.4 6 2.7 0.440 2.29 (0.25-52.93)
Resident in the community 42 27.8 19 27.9 61 27.8 0.984 0.99 (0.50-1.98)
Former intimate partner 9 [5.9] 10 [14.8] 19 8.6 [0.033] 0.37 (0.13-1.04)
Current intimate partner 4 [2.6] 7 [10.4] 11 5.0 [0.016] 0.24 (0.06-0.95)
Known from work 8 5.3 5 7.3 13 5.9 0.551 0.70 (0.20-2.60)
Other acquaintance 25 16.5 18 26.5 43 19.7 0.087 0.55 (0.26-1.16)
Total 151 100 68 100 219 1,000   
Number of perpetrators n % n % n % p Value CI 95%
Unique 500 91.6 527 92.1 1,027 91.8 0.733 0.93 (0.59-1.46)
Multiple 46 8.4 45 7.9 91 8.2   
Total 546 100 572 100 1,118 100   
  1. São Paulo. 2012
  2. CI 95%: confidence interval of 95%.