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Table 2 Poisson regression modeling the weekly case count ratio in 2020 (COVID-19 period) to time-matched 2018 pre-COVID-19 comparison group

From: COVID-19 pandemic and violence: rising risks and decreasing urgent care-seeking for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors

Time frame: March 4 to May 5 Weekly case count ratio (95% CI)1 Percentage relative reduction2 (%) p value
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program patients
 2020 0.45 (0.68–0.30) 54.55 (31.97–69.51) 0.001
 2018 (Ref)   
Sexual assault
 2020 0.47 (0.79–0.27) 53.49 (20.63–72.60) 0.002
 2018 (Ref)   
Physical assault
 2020 0.52 (0.93–0.29) 48.45 (7.41–71.35) 0.026
 2018 (Ref)   
  1. 1Weekly case count ratio calculated with a Poisson regression without offset term comparing weekly counts in 2020 to 2018
  2. 2(1/weekly case count ratio) × 100