CBC, Globe & Mail, Fox et al.: Half of Canadian soldiers were abused as children, study indicates
About half of Canada’s soldiers have a history of child abuse, which is significantly higher than the general population, indicates a new study led by a Manitoba researcher.
“We thought it was really an important finding…,” says Tracie Afifi, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and lead author of the research released Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medication Association (JAMA) Psychiatry.
The incidence of adults who were abused as children is 31 per cent in the general population, according to the study, which also involved the Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters in Ottawa and the University of Ottawa.
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