Year of publication / 2023

Prevalence of multi-type maltreatment across the Australian population

Adverse childhood experiences Emotional abuse Full sample Multi-type maltreatment Neglect Prevalence Sexual abuse
This infographic presents Australian population level data and is based on our full sample of Australians aged 16-65+.

Multi-type maltreatment is the presence of more than one type of child maltreatment during childhood. This infographic shows the prevalence rates of multi-type maltreatment in the Australian population. It highlights gender differences and the role of family hardship increasing the likelihood of multitype maltreatment.

Suggested citation

We recommend citing the original paper these data come from Higgins DJ, et al. (2023). The prevalence and nature of multi-type child maltreatment in Australia. Med J Aust. 218 (6).