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Table 3 Assault 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

Assault characteristic Current/former intimate partner Other known assailant Stranger p value
Type of sex actsa n = 117 (%) n = 391 (%) n = 111 (%)  
 Cunnilingus 11 (9.4) 55 (14.1) 3 (2.7) 0.003
 Fellatio 13 (11.1) 59 (15.1) 13 (11.7) 0.434
 Completed vaginal penetration (with penis) 77 (65.8) 220 (56.3) 55 (49.5) 0.043
 Completed anal/rectal penetration (with penis) 16 (13.7) 26 (6.6) 10 (9.0) 0.054
Tactics useda n = 114 (%) n = 354 (%) n = 100 (%)  
 None 7 (6.1) 47 (13.3) 13 (13.0) 0.111
 Physical violence (restrained/pushed/slapped/beaten/ strangled/stabbed) 92 (80.7) 174 (49.2) 58 (58.0) <0.001
 Verbal coercion (threatened/manipulated) 49 (43.0) 91 (25.7) 21 (21.0) <0.001
 Altered consciousness (sleeping, forced to drink alcohol/drugged) 13 (11.4) 104 (29.4) 25 (25.0) .001
Weapon n = 110 (%) n = 329 (%) n = 94 (%) .109
10 (9.1) 13 (4.0%) 6 (6.4)  
Physical injuries n = 109 (%) n = 378 (%) n = 108 (%) <0.001
58 (53.2) 122 (32.3%) 36 (33.3)  
  1. aCategories are not mutually exclusive