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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study

Characteristic Number (%) of Respondents
  Refugees (n = 28) Asylum Seekers (n = 60) Statistics
Gender    χ2 = 0.13, df = 1,
P = 0.72
Male 20 (71.4) 39 (65.0)  
Female 8 (28.6) 21 (35.0)  
Mean Age in years (SD) 36.2 (8.1) 32.8 (9.6) t = -1.65, df = 86, P = 0.10
Age Range (Years)    χ2 = 4.35, df = 3
P = 0.23
18–27 3 (10.7) 18 (30.0)  
28–37 13 (46.4) 24 (40.0)  
38–47 9 (32.1) 12 (20.0)  
≥ 48 3 (10.7) 6 (10.0)  
Marital Status    χ2 = 4.39, df = 2
P = 0.11
Married 17 (60.7) 26 (43.3)  
Never been Married 8 (28.6) 31 (51.7)  
Divorced & Widowed 3 (10.7) 3 (5.0)  
Education    χ2 = 8.68, df = 2
P = 0.01
Primary & None 4 (14.4) 28 (46.7)  
Secondary 10 (35.7) 14 (23.3)  
University 14 (50.0) 18 (30.0)  
Pre migration Stressors    χ2 = 3.96, df = 1
P = 0.05
0–7 trauma events 22 (78.6) 34 (56.6)  
8+ trauma events 6 (21.4) 26 (43.3)  
Post migration Stressors    χ2 = 19.74, df = 1 P < 0.01
Low level (<2.5) 21 (75.0) 15 (25.0)  
High Level (≥ 2.5) 7 (25.0) 45 (75.0)  
Chronic Conditions    χ2 = 1.425, df = 1 P = 0.23
0–1 15 (53.6) 24 (40.0)  
>1 13 (46.4) 36 (60.0)  
Mean Time in Ireland in months (SD) 25.7 (14.5) 18.3 (13.6) t = -2.32, df = 86 P = 0.02