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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Reintegration of child soldiers in Burundi: a tracer study

Characteristic Former child soldiers (N=452) Never recruited (N=191) pvalue
Male, N (%) 391 (86.5%) 79 (41.4%) .000
Age a, mean (SD) 23.53 (3.19) 20.31 (3.16) .000
Household members, mean (SD) 5.02 (2.32) 5.40 (2.36) .066
Literacy, N (%) 391 (87.1%) 152 (80.0%) .031
Outcome baseline indicators b, mean (SD)    
Social integration 14.80 (4.15) 18.71 (2.86) .000
Economic opportunities 7.83 (2.94) 8.07 (3.12) .366
Household wellbeing 12.83 (3.34) 13.23 (3.61) .187
Work satisfaction 11.50 (2.45) 11.60 (2.52) .692
Program endorsement, mean (SD) 14.77 (3.99) 15.44 (3.69) .057
  1. Note: a Age at the time of the interview; b On all outcome indicators a higher score denotes a more favorable situation.