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

Definition Estimated 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 Source SYC-Child (2010-2011)
Data Available Sex-parent, Sex-child, 5-year age group-parent, 5-year age group-child, Household income
Estimate Calculation Numerator (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 Remarks The 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
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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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