Prevalence and Correlates of Child Sexual Abuse: A National Study | Comprehensive Psychiatry
This study from Comprehensive Psychiatry examines the prevalence, correlates, and psychiatric disorders of adults with history of child sexual abuse (CSA). The study found that the prevalence of CSA was 10.14% (24.8% in men and 75.2% in women). Child physical abuse, maltreatment, and neglect were more prevalent among individuals with CSA than among those without it. Adults with CSA history had significantly higher rates of any Axis I disorder and suicide attempts. The frequency, type, and number of CSA were significantly correlated with psychopathology.