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Table 2 Comparison between the positive and negative outcome groups

From: Judicial outcome and follow up of abused child protection acts in a pediatric emergency department: 12-year experience in a third level pediatric hospital

 Positive outcome (%)Negative outcome (%)p-values
Gender, N (%)
 Male4 (26.7)1 (14.3) 
 Female11 (73.3)6 (85.7)0.954
 Age at 403 activation (years), mean (range)14.9 (9–17)13.7 (7–17)0.38
 Adolescents (age 14 and over), N (%)12 (86.7)4 (57.1)0.534
Type of abuse, N (%)
 Physical/emotional abuse10 (66.7)5 (71.4)0.999
 Neglect2 (13.3)2 (28.6)0.756
 Sexual abuse3 (20)0 (0)0.591
 Permanency in out-of-home placement (months), mean (range)17.9 (1–60)15 (3–24)0.70
 Permanency in out-of-home placement 1 year or less, N (%)8 (53.3)4 (57.1)0.999
 Development of comorbidities, N (%)0 (0)4 (57.1)p 0.009
  1. p-values > 0.05 are not statistically significative