Table 1

Demographic characteristics

No abuse (n = 85)Severe abuse (n = 74)Statistical test (p value)
For statistical tests, numbers in parentheses are degrees of freedom.
Age (y)34.8 (11.8)39.5 (11.1)T (157) = 2.59, (p = 0.011)
Education (y)15.3 (2.8)14.3 (2.6)T (155) = 2.36, (p = 0.019)
Race (%)χ2 (4) = 0.259, (p = 0.259)
    Caucasian91.885.1
    African American5.98.1
    Other minority2.46.8
Marital status (%)χ2 (3) = 8.15, (p = 0.043)
    Married or co-habiting47.643.2
    Single40.528.4
    Divorced11.925.7
    Widowed02.7