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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of 168 Haitian immigrant students attending public high schools in the Boston area

From: Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder among Haitian immigrant students: implications for access to mental health services and educational programming

Characteristics n (%)*
Categorical variables  
Gender  
   Female 90 (53.6%)
   Male 78 (46.4%)
Grade  
   10th 16 (9.6%)
   11th 36 (21.6%)
   12th 115 (68.9%)
Primary language spoken at home  
   Haitian Creole 164 (97.6%)
   English 4 (2.4%)
Ability to speak English  
   Very well 123 (74.1%)
   Some/very little/not at all 43 (25.9%)
Ability to read English  
   Very well 132 (78.6%)
   Some/very little 36 (21.4%)
Currently living with:  
   Mother 116 (70.7%)
   Father 69 (45.4%)
Family owns/rents home  
   Owns home 16 (10.7%)
   Rents home 133 (89.3%)
Safety of neighborhood  
   Very/somewhat unsafe 36 (22.5%)
   Fairly/very safe 124 (77.5%)
Family having financial difficulties  
   Yes 97 (59.1%)
   No 67 (40.9%)
Youth currently employed  
   Full-time (40-50 hours per week) 3 (1.8%)
   Part-time (20-39 hours per week) 28 (16.7%)
   Part-time (<20 hours per week) 92 (55.1%)
   Not employed 44 (26.4%)
Continuous variables Mean (SD)
(range)
Age (years) (n = 167) 18.8 (1.58)
(15-24)
Number of years living in U.S. (n = 168) 4.0 (1.67)
(1-11)
Number of people living in household (n = 164) 5.0 (1.56)
(2-9)
Number of children living in household (n = 166) 1.4 (1.11)
(0-5)
Number of rooms in household (n = 164) 2.6 (0.75)
(1-7)
Household density (# people/#rooms) (n = 159) 2.0 (0.62)
(0.6-4.5)
  1. *Percent may not reflect denominator of 168 for some characteristics due to missing data.