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Table 2 Present levels of mental health symptoms and functioning impairment

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

Characteristic Total group Caseness Former child soldiers (N=452) Never recruited (N=191)   Boys Girls
  Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p value p-value p-value
Depressive symptoms 27.72 (7.31) 13.3 27.87 (7.34) 27.37 (7.23) .441 .461 .043
Anxiety symptoms 20.85 (5.65) 14.3 20.82 (5.69) 20.91 (5.58) .855 .098 .255
PTSD symptoms 40.00 (12.42) 5.9 40.43 (12.60) 39.03 (11.99) .208 .603 .031
Function impairment 9.99 (3.86) n/a 10.13 (3.68) 9.64 (4.30) .144 .850 .605
  1. Note: PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.