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Table 2 Percentages who blamed the older people for their abuse

From: Knowledge and attitudes regarding elder abuse in the community, Eastern Province Saudi Arabia

 agegendereducationlivingcaregiverdisabilityTotal
< 30 yrs30+ yrsmalefemaleaveragehigherlarge familynuclear familyyesnoNo disabilitydisabilityNo.%
v1 older people often complain and nag, which leads to abusive behaviourAgree8.813.112.111.215.39.1b16.2a8.2b14.011.014.313.85011.6
Disagree89.183.783.787.481.488.5b81.1a89.0b83.986.185.783.136885.6
neutral2.03.24.21.43.42.42.72.92.23.00.03.1122.8
v2 older people are demanding, which leads to violent behaviour of the people in their householdAgree7.511.310.29.815.3a6.3b14.1a6.9b10.89.814.39.24310.0
Disagree91.284.586.087.480.8a90.9b83.289.483.987.582.184.637386.7
neutral1.44.23.72.84.02.82.73.75.42.73.66.2143.3
v3older people less expose to violence if they understand the problem of their childrenAgree70.777.474.076.372.976.774.175.969.976.664.372.332375.1
Disagree25.918.020.920.523.219.021.620.025.819.335.721.58920.7
neutral3.44.65.13.34.04.34.34.14.34.20.06.2184.2
v4 If the older people and the young lived separately, there would be no violence.Agree12.213.110.714.918.6a8.7b12.413.112.912.814.312.35512.8
Disagree78.276.779.175.370.6a81.8b75.778.480.676.382.180.033277.2
neutral9.510.210.29.810.79.511.98.66.511.03.67.74310.0
v5 If the older people lived in a nursing home with their peers, less violence would occur.Agree12.218.014.917.222.6a11.5b18.414.319.415.121.418.56916.0
Disagree80.373.978.174.070.1a80.2b73.578.076.376.078.675.432776.0
neutral7.58.17.08.87.38.38.17.84.38.90.06.2347.9
Attitude of blamingMin-max32–10040–10040–10032–10032–10036–10040–10032–10040–10032–10056–10040–10032–100
Mean80.6879.7580.4579.6877.38a81.94b79.3180.6478.5880.4776.5779.4580.1
Median848084848084848480848084 
SD14.2314.3814.3414.3215.4113.2115.0813.7214.0314.3912.6814.5814.3
v20 I think I have a responsibility to prevent older people abuse and neglectAgree96.698.699.196.798.397.698.497.698.997.6100.098.542197.9
Disagree1.41.40.91.91.11.61.61.21.11.5 1.561.4
neutral2.0  1.40.60.8 1.2 0.9  30.7
v21 older people abuse and neglect is a criminal actAgree97.398.698.697.798.398.098.498.098.997.9100.098.542298.1
Disagree2.01.11.41.41.11.61.61.21.11.5 1.561.4
neutral0.70.4 0.90.60.4 0.8 0.6  20.5
v22 When I witness older people abuse and neglect, reporting is my individual responsibilityAgree95.9a99.3b97.798.697.798.497.898.498.997.996.4100.042298.1
Disagree2.00.41.40.50.61.21.60.41.10.93.6 40.9
neutral2.00.40.90.91.70.40.51.2 1.2  40.9
Attitude responsibilityMin-max40–10053.3–10053.3–10040–10053.3–10040–10053.3–10040–10073.3–10040–10073.3–10073.3–10040–100
Mean91.8491.8791.9491.7891.3092.2591.9391.8193.4891.4195.7192.5191.8
Median10010010010093100100100100100100100 
SD11.199.459.7310.429.4510.489.8110.278.8510.357.539.2410.1
  1. a and b are significantly different at p < .05 in the two-sided test of equality for column means. Otherwise no significant difference is present Tests are adjusted for all pairwise comparisons within a row using the Bonferroni correction
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