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Table 3 Characteristics of Sexual Assaults

From: Experiences of female survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: a mixed-methods study

  Number Percentage
Experienced sexual assault:*   
   Yes 193 75.7
   No 62 24.3
   No response 0 0.0
   Total 255 100
Assailant classification:   
   Stranger 169 87.6
   Acquaintance 7 3.6
   A friend 1 0.5
   A family member 3 1.6
   Husband 6 3.1
   Other 1 0.5
   No response 6 3.1
   Total 193 100
Military vs Civilian:   
   Civilian 23 11.9
   Military 161 83.4
   Other 4 2.1
   No response 5 2.6
   Total 193 100
Gang:   
   Gang rape 133 68.9
   Rape by 1 person 45 23.3
   No response 15 7.8
   Total 193 100
Abduction:   
   Abducted 89 46.1
   Not abducted 71 36.8
   Other 27 14.0
   No response 6 3.1
   Total 193 100
Time elapsed between Attack and Accessing Services:   
   Within 72 hours 8 4.1
   Within 1 month 20 10.4
   Between 2 - 11 months 75 38.8
   One year or more 86 44.6
   No response 4 2.1
   Total 193 100
  1. * This level of sexual violence is not an estimate of prevalence and reflects the self-selected nature of the study.