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Table 2 Responding Belgian experts’ knowledge of the prevalence of sexual violence

From: Establishing Sexual Assault Care Centres in Belgium: health professionals’ role in the patient-centred care for victims of sexual violence

  Completely disagree Disagree I don’t know Agree Completely agree Total
n P n P n P n P n P N P
SV is a major public health problem worldwide in Belgium 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 17 28% 43 72% 60 100%
0 0% 3 5% 2 3% 38 63% 17 28% 60 100%
Prevalence of sexual violence in Belgium:
 25% of girls (<18y) 4 7% 10 17% 26 43% 13 22% 7 12% 60 100%
 15% of women (>18y) 1 2% 3 5% 21 36% 27 46% 7 12% 60 100%
 10% of boys (<18y) 0 0% 6 10% 35 58% 13 22% 6 10% 60 100%
 5% of men (>18y) 1 2% 1 2% 33 55% 22 37% 3 5% 60 100%
 30% of transgender 0 0% 1 2% 35 58% 20 33% 4 7% 60 100%
 40% of lesbians, gays or bisexuals 0 0% 5 8% 37 62% 14 23% 4 7% 60 100%
 40% of migrants 0 0% 6 10% 37 62% 14 23% 3 5% 60 100%
Irregular migrants are more vulnerable to SV 0 0% 2 3% 6 10% 36 60% 16 27% 60 100%
Physical/mental disabled people are more vulnerable to SV 0 0% 0 0% 7 12% 31 52% 22 37% 60 100%
  1. ‘n’: frequency of a certain variable in the sample; ‘N’: sample size; ‘P’: observed percentage of a certain variable in the sample
  2. Abbreviations: SV Sexual violence