Table 4.

Health Charges and Utilization and Anxiety, Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms of Women Who Experienced or Did Not Experience Childhood and Adult Sexual Abuse

Childhood Sexual Abuse (mean [SD])2 × 2 Factorial ANOVA Test Results
Childhood (C)Adult (A)C*AR2
NoYesTotalFPFPFP
Total outpatient charges
    No adult sexual abuse535 (453)588 (346)552 (421)
    Adult sexual abuse703 (460)844 (508)802 (491)
    Total563 (455)716 (449)629 (456)0.60.443.40.070.03.86
Days spent in hospital (n)
    No adult sexual abuse1.3 (0.9)1.5 (0.9)1.4 (0.9)
    Adult sexual abuse1.7 (1.1)1.8 (1.1)1.7 (1.1)
    Total1.4 (0.9)1.6 (1.0)1.5 (1.0)0.24.631.74.190.01.94
ER visits (n)
    No adult sexual abuse2.1 (1.2)2.5 (1.1)2.2 (1.2)
    Adult sexual abuse2.6 (0.9)2.4 (1.3)2.5 (1.2)
    Total2.2 (1.2)2.5 (1.2)2.3 (1.2)0.18.670.49.490.75.39
Anxiety
    No adult sexual abuse2.6 (3.4)5.2 (4.5)3.4 (3.9)
    Adult sexual abuse6.0 (5.0)7.5 (4.2)7.0 (4.5)
    Total3.1 (3.8)6.4 (4.4)4.8.038.9.0040.40.530.21
Depression
    No adult sexual abuse4.3 (4.8)8.9 (6.0)4.9 (5.4)
    Adult sexual abuse8.4 (7.3)12.6 (6.7)10.7 (6.5)
    Total5.7 (5.6)11.3 (7.0)10.10.0028.28.0050.03.860.26
PTSD
    No adult sexual abuse11.4 (11.9)20.3 (16.3)13.5 (14.0)
    Adult sexual abuse24.4 (19.1)31.1 (18.8)25.7 (18.2)
    Total14.2 (14.0)29.1 (18.8)4.57.0410.67.0020.10.750.22
  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; ER, emergency room; PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.