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Table 2 Lifetime and one-year prevalence of traumatic and/or stressful life events experienced by Haitian immigrant students

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

Event Prevalence, n (%)
  Lifetime
(n = 166)*
Past Year
(n = 166)*
You changed schools 99 (59.6%) 7 (4.2%)
Your parents were very strict or harsh with you 92 (55.4%) 78 (47.5%)
A new person moved into your home 47 (28.3%) 9 (5.4%)
You broke up with a girlfriend or boyfriend 44 (26.8%) 10 (6.1%)
Had many arguments with your mother or father 43 (26.1%) 26 (15.6%)
A close friend moved away 36 (21.7%) 7 (4.2%)
You moved out of your house 28 (16.9%) 13 (7.8%)
A family member moved out of your house 25 (15.1%) 2 (1.2%)
You repeated a grade 23 (13.9%) 5 (3.0%)
You failed a class 22 (13.3%) 8 (4.8%)
Your parents were having many arguments 17 (11.5%) 7 (4.7%)
You had difficulties in school 17 (10.2%) 12 (7.2%)
Another family member died 12 (7.3%) 2 (1.2%)
You were slapped, hit or beaten by another person 12 (7.3%) 8 (4.8%)
Had many arguments with other family members 12 (7.2%) 4 (2.4%)
Had many arguments with your girlfriend or boyfriend 12 (7.2%) 3 (1.8%)
You were teased or "picked on" by classmates 11 (6.6%) 2 (1.2%)
Your parents separated 10 (6.5%) 4 (2.6%)
You lost a job 10 (6.1%) 3 (1.8%)
A close friend died 6 (3.6%) 3 (1.8%)
Your parents got divorced 5 (3.2%) 2 (1.9%)
Your father died 4 (2.4%) 4 (2.4%)
You had a serious illness or injury 4 (2.4%) 1 (0.6%)
You were threatened by another person 4 (2.4%) 2 (1.2%)
You were physically abused or assaulted by another person 4 (2.4%) 1 (0.6%)
One of your parents remarried 2 (1.9%) 51 (32.4%)
You were suspended from school 3 (1.8%) 4 (2.4%)
A parent had a serious illness or injury 3 (1.8%) 3 (1.8%)
You were mugged 3 (1.8%) 1 (0.6%)
Had many arguments with friends 3 (1.8%) 4 (2.4%)
You ran away from home 3 (1.8%) 2 (1.2%)
Your mother died 2 (1.2%) 2 (1.2%)
Your friends ignored you or left you out of activities 2 (1.2%) 2 (1.2%)
You were attacked with a knife or stabbed 2 (1.2%) 2 (1.2%)
You were shot at or shot 2 (1.2%) 2 (1.2%)
Had physical fights 1 (0.6%) 0 (0.0%)
Another family member had a serious illness or injury 1 (0.6%) 1 (0.6%)
A close friend had a serious illness or injury 1 (0.6%) 1 (0.6%)
  1. *Percent may not reflect denominator of 166 for some items due to missing data.