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Table 3 Abusive behaviours and perpetrators distribution reported by the participants from the two surveys of elderly persons

From: Elder abuse victimization patterns: latent class analysis using perpetrators and abusive behaviours

  Population-based survey Victims’ survey
n(%) n(%)
Physical Physical aggression 36 (14.8) 430 (84.7)
Hindering of speaking or meeting someone 19 (7.8) 113 (22.5)
Psychological Threaten to abandon, harm, punish or institutionalize 48 (19.7) 194 (38.6)
Verbal aggression, insulting, humiliating 113 (46.5) 315 (62.0)
Ignoring or refusal to talk 105 (43.6) 182 (36.6)
Financial Stealing or using property without consent 65 (26.5) 180 (36.4)
Undue household appropriation 19 (7.8) 129 (25.8)
Perpetratora Spouse/ partner 60 (26.8) 243 (48.2)
Children/grandchildren 47 (21.0) 213 (42.3)
Other 140 (62.5) 48 (9.5)
N 245 510
  1. aMultiple perpetrators could be reported