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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Subjective quality of life in war-affected populations

Characteristics Total Balkans Refugees in the West
  N = 4167 N = 3313 N = 854
Female gender1 (N, %) 2221 (53.3) 1783 (53.8) 438 (51.3)
Age (mean years, SD) 42.3 (11.8) 42.5 (12.0) 41.6 (10.8)
Education level (N, %)
  None or primary 1195 (28.7) 1007 (30.4) 188 (22.0)
  Secondary 1972 (47.3) 1618 (48.8) 354 (41.5)
  Vocational/higher 1000 (24.0) 688 (20.8) 312 (36.5)
Marital status2 (N, %)
  Married/cohabiting 2980 (71.5) 2328 (70.3) 652 (76.3)
  Single 695 (16.7) 606 (18.3) 89 (10.4)
  Divorced/separated/widowed 491 (11.8) 378 (11.4) 113 (13.2)
Employment status (N, %)
  Employed/In training 1714 (41.1) 1329 (40.1) 385 (45.1)
  Unemployed 1983 (47.6) 1545 (46.6) 438 (51.3)
  Retired 470 (11.3) 439 (13.3) 31 (3.6)
Number of traumatic events (Mean, SD)
  Pre-war traumatic events 0.8 (1.1) 0.7 (1.1) 1.1 (1.3)
  War traumatic events 4.7 (3.2) 4.2 (2.8) 6.8 (3.6)
  Post-war traumatic events 0.7 (0.9) 0.6 (0.8) 1.1 (1.3)
Living in collective accommodation3 322 (7.7) 282 (8.5) 40 (4.7)
Had met a friend in a week before interview4 3378 (81.1) 2676 (80.8) 702 (82.2)
Experienced war-related displacement5 - 1486 (44.9) 854 (100)
Number of migration stressors (Mean, SD) - - 2.6 (1.6)
Posttraumatic stress (Mean, SD) 1.2 (1.1) 1.1 (1.1) 1.5 (1.2)
  1. 1-5Missing values: 1:1; 2:1; 3:1; 4:17; 5:7.