Table 2:

Sociodemographic variables by child abuse in Canada

VariableNo. (%)*OR (95% CI)
No child abuseChild abuse
Age, yr
18–344 480 (74.6)1 690 (25.4)1.0
35–493 060 (62.9)1 955 (37.1)1.7 (1.5–2.0)
50–643 830 (62.5)2 475 (37.5)1.8 (1.5–2.0)
≥ 654 330 (72.9)1 580 (27.1)1.1 (0.96–1.2)
Education
No high school diploma2 880 (70.9)1 225 (29.1)1.0
High school diploma2 730 (70.4)1 180 (29.6)1.0 (0.9–1.2)
Some postsecondary education960 (62.3)540 (37.7)1.5 (1.2–1.8)
Trade/college/university certificate/diploma5 865 (67.2)3 090 (32.8)1.2 (1.0–1.4)
University degree (Bachelor’s or higher)3 205 (66.8)1 635 (33.2)1.2 (1.0–1.4)
Income, $
≤ 29 9993 760 (67.2)1 995 (32.8)1.0
30 000–49 9993 445 (68.9)1 515 (31.1)0.9 (0.8–1.1)
50 000–79 9993 710 (70.2)1 765 (29.8)0.9 (0.8–0.99)
≥ 80 0004 780 (66.2)2 425 (33.8)1.0 (0.9–1.2)
Marital status
Married/common-law8 310 (66.6)4 060 (33.4)1.0
Never married4 120 (72.7)1 860 (27.3)0.8 (0.7–0.8)
Separated/divorced/widowed3 245 (65.5)1 760 (34.5)1.1 (0.9–1.2)
Visible minority
No13 225 (67.3)6 360 (32.7)1.0
Yes2 435 (69.7)1 315 (30.3)0.9 (0.8–1.0)
Country of birth
Canada12 770 (66.4)6 360 (33.6)1.0
Other than Canada2 865 (71.7)1 300 (28.3)0.8 (0.7–0.9)
Province of residence
Manitoba1 060 (60.0)635 (40.0)1.0
British Columbia1 725 (64.2)1 125 (35.8)0.8 (0.7–1.0)
Alberta1 605 (63.9)990 (36.1)0.8 (0.7–1.0)
Saskatchewan1 070 (68.7)480 (31.3)0.7 (0.5–0.9)
Ontario3 440 (68.0)1 670 (32.0)0.7 (0.6–0.9)
Quebec2 890 (72.2)1 190 (27.8)0.6 (0.5–0.7)
New Brunswick1 030 (66.2)515 (33.8)0.8 (0.6–0.9)
Nova Scotia1 080 (66.9)535 (33.1)0.7 (0.6–0.9)
Prince Edward Island755 (70.7)270 (29.3)0.6 (0.5–0.8)
Newfoundland and Labrador1 040 (79.5)290 (20.5)0.4 (0.3–0.5)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval, OR = odds ratio.

  • * Unweighted numbers are rounded to a base of 5 for confidentiality purposes according to Statistics Canada data release policies. Percentages are based on weighted numbers.