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Table 2 Demographics and household composition related to pathways into homelessness#

From: Pathways into homelessness: recently homeless adults problems and service use before and after becoming homeless in Amsterdam

  total (n = 120) eviction (n = 41) relationship (n = 38) other (n = 30)
Demographics n % n % n % n %
sex         
   male 105 88 38 93 33 87 26 87
   female 15 12 3 7 5 13 4 4
Age in years         
   18–29 39 33 8 20 13 35 10 33
   30–39 30 25 15 38 11 30 8 27
   40–49 26 22 8 20 7 19 6 20
   50–59 14 12 6 15 4 11 3 10
   60–67 9 8 3 8 2 5 3 10
Country of birth         
   Netherlands 58 48 15 38 18 47 21 70
   Surinam/Antilles/Morocco 24 20 13 33* 6 16 4 13
   Other 37 31 12 30 14 37 5 17
composition of household         
   single 46 44 26 63** 3 10 12 48
   with parents 6 6 1 2 3 10 2 8
   with partner 22 21 4 10 13 43 4 16
   with partner and children 18 17 4 10 8 27 4 16
   single parent 3 3 2 5 0 0 1 4
   with other adult 10 9 4 10 3 10 2 8
  1. # 120 recently homeless people in Amsterdam, who lost their house for the first time between April 2002–April 2004.
  2. * p = 0.025; ** p = 0.000