Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Corrigendum

Volume 91, Number 9, September 2013, 715

Table 5. Fraction of homicides related to child abuse and neglect or to sexual assault, by sex and age of victim, South Africa 2009

Age (years) Percentage (95% CI)
P
All Males Females
Child abuse and neglect (n = 454)a (n = 174) (n = 276)
< 5 73.8 (66.4–81.2) 45.4 (39.5–51.5) 54.5 (48.5–60.5) 0.0647
5–9 11.7 (7.0–16.3) 24.8 (9.3–51.4) 75.2 (48.6–90.7) 0.0005
10–14 8.0 (3.9–12.0) 22.4 (6.9–52.8) 77.6 (47.2–93.1) 0.0000
15–17 6.6 (3.6–9.7) 8.3 (1.5–35.6) 91.7 (64.4–98.5) 0.0001
Sexual assault (n = 102) (n = 10) (n = 92)
< 5 17.9 (2.8–33.1) 22.2 (6.3–54.8) 77.8 (45.2–93.7) 0.0832
5–9 30.9 (15.7–46.0) 0.0 100 0.0000
10–14 29.1 (18.3–39.8) 13.7 (2.4–50.8) 86.3 (49.2–97.6) 0.0002
15–17 22.1 (11.0–33.3) 8.0 (1.4–34.9) 92.0 (65.1–98.6) 0.0000

CI, confidence interval.

a This value includes four cases that were excluded from the subgroup analysis because the sex and cause of death could not be determined owing to the decomposition of the body.