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Table 2 Client characteristics by assailant-survivor relationship type among women presenting to sexual assault treatment centres in Ontario

From: A comparison of intimate partner and other sexual assault survivors’ use of different types of specialized hospital-based violence services

Client characteristic Current/former intimate partner Other known assailant Stranger p value
Age group, years n = 117 (%) n = 391 (%) n = 111 (%) 0.004
 16–18 21 (17.9) 110 (28.1) 25 (22.5)  
 19–24 29 (24.8) 136 (34.8) 44 (39.6)  
 25–44 55 (47.0) 127 (32.5) 37 (33.3)  
 45+ 12 (10.3) 18 (4.6) 5 (4.5)  
Marital status n = 115 (%) n = 388 (%) n = 111 (%) <0.001
 Single 61 (53.0) 312 (80.4) 80 (72.1)  
 Separated/divorced/widowed 20 (17.4) 37 (9.5) 11 (9.9)  
 Married/common-law/cohabiting 34 (29.6) 39 (10.1) 20 (18.0)  
Employed n = 115 (%) n = 373 (%) n = 102 (%) 0.982
51 (44.3) 168 (45.0) 45 (44.1)  
Disability n = 117 (%) n = 391(%) n = 111 (%) 0.941
22 (18.8) 69 (17.6) 19 (17.1)  
Living situationa n = 117 (%) n = 380 (%) n = 109 (%)  
 Alone 25 (21.4) 73 (19.2) 23 (21.1) 0.832
 With family 86 (73.5) 244 (64.2) 67 (61.5) 0.112
 With roommate/in dormitory 13 (11.1) 70 (18.4) 24 (22.0) 0.081
 Homeless/shelter/institution 10 (8.5) 27 (7.1) 6 (5.5) 0.673
Social supportsa n = 116 (%) n = 386 (%) n = 109 (%)  
 None 12 (10.3) 32 (8.3) 4 (3.7) 0.141
 Family 85 (73.3) 320 (82.9) 90 (82.6) 0.061
 Friend/roommate/colleague 71 (61.2) 257 (66.6) 75 (68.8) 0.443
 Mental health/community/school 34 (29.3) 115 (29.8) 32 (29.4) 0.993
  1. aCategories are not mutually exclusive