Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of children aged 1-9 years who "sometimes" or "often" are exposed to adults or teenagers phyisically fighting, hitting, or trying to hurt others in their home, as reported by the parent or guardian, by sex (parent), Canada, 2010-2011
0.00.20.40.60.81.01.21.41.61.82.02.22.42.62.8FemalesMalesSex - parentPercentage (%)Females: 2.6%Males: 2.8%Total population: 2.6%Legend
Percentage (%) of children aged 1-9 years who "sometimes" or "often" are exposed to adults or teenagers phyisically fighting, hitting, or trying to hurt others in their home, as reported by the parent or guardian, by sex (parent), Canada, 2010-2011
Sex - parentPercentage (%)95% CI
Total population2.6- - -
Females2.6- - -
Males2.8- - -

Source: Survey of Young Canadians - Child 2010-2011, Statistics Canada

Measure Description

DefinitionEstimated percentage (%) of children aged 1-9 years who "sometimes" or "often" (versus "seldom", "never") are exposed in their home to adults or teenagers physically fighting, hitting, or trying to hurt others, as reported by the parent or guardian
Data SourceSYC-Child (2010-2011)
Data AvailableSex-parent, Sex-child, 5-year age group-parent, 5-year age group-child, Household income
Estimate CalculationNumerator (weighted estimate): Number of children aged 1-9 years who are sometimes/often exposed to adults/teenagers physically fighting, hitting, or trying to hurt others in their home, as per the person most knowledgeable; Denominator: Total population, children aged 1-9 years
Additional RemarksThe sampling unit is the child and the respondent is the parent/guardian. In the SYC-Child (Survey of Young Canadians, Child component), the person answering these questions is confirmed at the beginning of the questionnaire to be the Person Most Knowledgeable (PMK). "Parent or guardian" is used here for simplicity


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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