Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of the population aged 15+ who, before age 15, experienced physical or sexual abuse and/or exposure to violence by an adult (18+), by sex, Canada, 2014
05101520253035FemalesMalesSexPercentage (%)Females: 31.7%Males: 36.7%Total population: 34.1%Legend
Percentage (%) of the population aged 15+ who, before age 15, experienced physical or sexual abuse and/or exposure to violence by an adult (18+), by sex, Canada, 2014
SexPercentage (%)95% CI
Total population34.133.4 - 34.8
Females31.730.7 - 32.6
Males36.735.6 - 37.7

Source: General Social Survey 2014

Measure Description

DefinitionEstimated percentage (%) of the population aged 15+ who report experiencing, before age 15, any of these three types of childhood violence: physical or sexual abuse by an adult and/or exposure to violence by parents or guardians
Data SourceGSS - Victimization (2014)
Data AvailableSex, 10-year age group, 5-level highest education attained, Household income quartile, Province, Population centre/rural area, Immigration status, Indigenous status, Ethnic group
Estimate CalculationNumerator (weighted estimate): Number of people aged 15 years and older who, before age 15, experienced physical or sexual abuse by someone 18+, and/or exposure to violence by parents/guardians; Denominator: Total population, aged 15 years and older


Suggested Citation

Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada. Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework (CMSIF) Data Tool, 2020 Edition. Public Health Infobase. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020.

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