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Table 2 Comparisons between the percentage of respondents who determined the situation as being child neglect for the ages and scenario conditions in the indicated Figure. P values were generated using the Pearson chi square test

From: Child abuse and neglect experts’ determination of when a child being left home alone constitutes child neglect

  p value
  8 years old 10 years old 12 years old 14 years old
Figure 1aa 0.030 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Figure 1bb 0.38 0.032 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Figure 1cc 0.008 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Figure 1dd 0.099 0.039 0.049 0.27
Figure 2e 0.00034 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. aState law versus no state law; the child is uninjured in both cases
  2. bState law versus no state law; the child is injured in both cases
  3. cInjured versus not injured child; no state law in either case
  4. dInjured versus not injured child; state law in both cases
  5. eNo state law/child uninjured versus state law/child injured