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Table 3 Awareness about different types of abuse

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

 agegendereducationLivingcaregiverdisabilityTotal
< 30 yrs30+ yrsmalefemaleaveragehigherlarge familynuclear familyyesnoNo disabilitydisabilityNo.%
v6 Borrowing money from older people parents and not returning it is not violenceAgree5.45.36.54.27.34.07.63.77.54.77.17.7235.3
Disagree91.290.589.392.187.692.988.192.789.291.192.987.739090.7
neutral3.44.24.23.75.13.24.33.73.24.2 4.6174.0
v7 Using swear words cannot be considered older people abuse because it is part of my cultureAgree2.72.52.82.32.82.45.4a0.4b2.22.7 3.1112.6
Disagree91.294.793.094.092.794.190.3a95.9b93.593.596.492.340293.5
neutral6.12.84.23.74.53.64.33.74.33.93.64.6174.0
v8 Manhandling of older people parents/in-law is not violence/abuseAgree1.43.22.82.33.42.03.22.03.22.47.11.5112.6
Disagree87.891.989.391.691.589.789.291.488.291.189.387.738990.5
neutral10.9a4.9b7.96.05.18.37.66.58.66.53.610.8307.0
v9 Physically touching older people individuals without their consent is not a sexual abuseAgree2.04.94.73.34.53.64.33.73.24.23.63.1174.0
Disagree83.088.786.587.088.185.885.987.383.987.589.381.537386.7
neutral15.0a6.4b8.89.87.310.79.79.012.98.37.115.4409.3
v10 Abandonment of the older people is neglectAgree95.997.298.195.396.097.297.895.994.697.392.995.441696.7
Disagree3.42.81.94.24.02.42.23.75.42.47.14.6133.0
neutral0.70.00.00.50.00.40.00.4 0.3  10.2
v11 Placement of the older people in a nursing home is neglectAgree48.3a58.7b55.854.455.954.555.155.161.353.482.1a52.3b23755.1
Disagree33.3a23.7b25.628.427.126.925.927.830.126.117.935.411627.0
neutral18.417.718.617.216.918.618.917.18.6a20.5b0.012.37717.9
v12 It is neglect if an older people, hygiene, nutrition and safety requirements aren’t met.Agree91.892.995.3a89.8b90.494.194.691.092.592.685.795.439892.6
Disagree4.13.22.34.75.6a2.0b2.24.55.43.010.73.1153.5
neutral4.13.92.35.64.04.03.24.52.24.53.61.5174.0
v13 If an older people can’t meet his/her own hygiene, nutrition and housing requirements, he/she is responsible for that self-neglectAgree11.614.811.615.817.511.112.414.715.113.425.010.85913.7
Disagree75.576.077.774.071.279.177.374.774.276.360.780.032675.8
neutral12.99.210.710.211.39.910.310.610.810.414.39.24510.5
v14 İt is neglect if the older people health needs aren’t met or there is a delay in meeting themAgree42.243.841.944.747.540.343.842.944.143.064.3a35.4b18643.3
Disagree22.425.123.325.123.224.924.923.729.022.821.432.310424.2
neutral35.431.134.930.229.434.831.433.526.934.114.332.314032.6
v15 İt is neglect if an older people lives in a home which has unsuitable conditionsAgree42.244.242.344.746.341.543.843.345.243.060.738.5b18743.5
Disagree22.425.123.325.124.324.125.922.929.022.825.030.810424.2
neutral35.430.734.430.229.434.430.333.925.834.114.330.813932.3
v16 İt is abuse if an older people is exposed to violence such as beating, slapping, kicking, biting and throwing things at themAgree99.399.399.599.198.999.699.599.298.999.4100.098.542799.3
Disagree0.70.70.50.91.10.40.50.81.10.6 1.530.7
v17 İt is abuse if an older people is exposed to shouting, insults and ridiculeAgree98.699.699.599.199.499.299.599.298.999.4100.098.542799.3
Disagree1.40.40.50.90.60.80.50.81.10.6 1.530.7
v18 İt is abuse if an older people money and goods are stolen, whether by force or deceptionAgree99.3100.0100.099.5100.099.6100.099.6100.099.7100.0100.042999.8
Disagree0.7  0.5 0.40.00.4 0.3 0.010.2
v19 İt is abuse to ignore older people, imprison them in their room/home, and exclude them from society.Agree93.998.2b98.694.9b94.998.096.297.196.896.796.496.941696.7
Disagree2.70.70.91.91.71.22.20.81.11.53.6 61.4
neutral3.41.10.5a3.3b3.4a0.8b1.62.02.21.80.03.181.9
  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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