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Table 1 Demographics and assault characteristics from patients seeking care at HEAL Africa’s Sexual Violence Program between July 2013 and December 2017

From: Trends in sexual violence patterns and case management: a sex disaggregated analysis in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

  Sexual Violence Survivors
  No. Total (% of N = 1766) No. Females (% of N = 1623) No. Males (% of N = 93) No. Sex not Identified (% of N = 50) P-Value
Sex of Survivor
 Female 1623 (91.9) 1623 (100.0) N/A
 Male 93 (5.3) 93 (100.0)
Missing data 50 (2.8)      50 (100.0)
Total 1766 (100.0) 1623 (100.0) 93 (100.0) 50 (100.0)
Age of Survivor A
 Minor 1267 (71.8) 1202 (74.1) 29 (31.2) 36 (72.0) < 0.0001
 Adult 487 (27.5) 412 (25.4) 63 (67.7) 12 (24.0)
Missing data B 12 (0.7) 9 (0.6) 1 (1.1) 2 (4.0)
Total 1766 (100.0) 1623 (100.0) 93 (100.0) 50 (100.0)
Marital Status of Survivor
 Single 1245 (70.5) 1150 (70.9) 54 (58.1) 41 (82.0) < 0.0001 C
 Married 141 (8.0) 112 (6.9) 24 (25.8) 5 (10.0)
 Widowed 27 (1.5) 26 (1.6) 1 (2.0)
 Divorced 23 (1.3) 23 (1.4)
Missing data 330 (18.7) 312 (19.2) 15 (16.1) 3 (6.0)
Total 1766 (100.0) 1623 (100.0) 93 (100.0) 50 (100.0)
Sex of Perpetrator
 Male 1300 (73.6) 1263 (77.8) 34 (36.6) 3 (6.0) < 0.0001
 Female 89 (5.0) 12 (0.7) 33 (35.5) 44 (88.0)
Missing data 377 (21.3) 348 (21.4) 26 (28.0) 3 (6.0)
Total 1766 (100.0) 1623 (100.0) 93 (100.0) 50 (100.0)
Age of Perpetrator A
 Adult 1200 (68.0) 1098 (67.7) 64 (68.8) 38 (76.0) 0.1063 D
 Minor 151 (8.6) 142 (8.7) 3 (3.2) 6 (12.0)
Missing data 415 (23.5) 383 (23.6) 26 (28.0) 6 (12.0)
Total 1766 (100.0) 1623 (100.0) 93 (100.0) 50 (100.0)
Status of Perpetrator
 Civilian 928 (52.5) 868 (53.5) 46 (49.5) 14 (28.0) 0.1667
 Military 244 (13.8) 232 (14.3) 7 (7.5) 5 (10.0)
Missing data 594 (33.6) 523 (32.2) 40 (43.0) 31 (62.0)
Total 1766 (100.0) 1623 (100.0) 93 (100.0) 50 (100.0)
Relationship between Perpetrator and Survivor
 Friend 307 (17.4) 291 (17.9) 15 (16.1) 1 (2.0) *Inconclusive due to low cell count
 Neighbour 250 (14.2) 242 (14.9) 8 (8.6)
 Stranger 118 (6.7) 113 (7.0) 5 (5.4)
 Family member E 68 (3.9) 68 (4.2)
 Colleague 29 (1.6) 21 (1.3) 8 (8.6)
 Authority Figure F 18 (1.0) 18 (1.1)
 Bandit 10 (0.6) 10 (0.6)
 Driver 2 (0.1) 2 (0.1)
Missing data 964 (54.6) 858 (52.9) 57 (61.3) 49 (98.0)
Total 1766 (100.0) 1623 (100.0) 93 (100.0) 50 (100.0)
  1. Notes. A Age is classified as either minor: under 18 years or adult: 18 + years. B Missing data were not included in the chi-square or Fisher’s exact tests. C Fisher’s exact left-sided p-value given low cell counts. D Fisher’s exact two-sided p-value given low cell counts. E Family members include cousin, husband, uncle and sibling. F Authority figures include police officer, employer, director, pastor, professor