National Incidence and Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect: 1988. Revised Report.
Sedlak, A. J.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Published: September 5, 1991
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This revised report presents corrected findings for all tables, calculations, and analyses that were presented in the original version of the report on the 1986 Study of National Incidence and Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect, also known as the second National Incidence Study (NIS-2). This revision was necessary because intensive analysis of the NIS-2 database revealed a technical error in the weights assigned to certain cases. Chapters offer a brief historical perspective and a summary of the study's objectives; present the design and methodology of the study, including an overview of the conceptual model that guided the development of the first National Incidence Study methodology and an explanation of study definitions and methods of data collection; provide estimates of the overall incidence of child maltreatment, of the different types of abuse and neglect, and of the severity of maltreatment; present incidence estimates for physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and physical, educational, and emotional neglect; examine relationships between child abuse and neglect and various child, family, and county characteristics, including the child's sex, age, and race or ethnicity, the family's income level and number of dependent children, and the metropolitan status of the county in which the family resides; discuss patterns in the recognition and reporting of child maltreatment; and highlight key findings and consider their implications. 9 references, 27 tables, and 12 figures. Document scanned.
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