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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Alcohol use in South Sudan in relation to social factors, mental distress and traumatic events

Variable N (%)
Sex
 Male 217 (46.8)
 Female 247 (53.2)
Urban/rural setting
 Urban 243 (52.5)
 Rural 220 (47.5)
Age (years)
 18–25 132 (28.5)
 26–35 185 (39.8)
 36–50 113 (24.4)
  > 50 33 (7.1)
Marital status
 Single 120 (26.3)
 Married 336 (73.7)
Education
 Secondary school or higher 123 (26.6)
 Primary school 134 (28.9)
 Did not attend school 206 (44.5)
Employment
 Paid work 333 (76.9)
 Student 57 (13.2)
 Unemployed 43 (9.9)
Regular monthly income
 No 177 (38.6)
 Yes 282 (61.4)
Exposure to recent traumatic event
 Property looted, confiscated or destroyed 205 (44.3)
 Exposed to combat situation 96 (20.8)
 Serious physical injuries 80 (17.3)
 Serious physical injuries of family members 192 (41.5)
 Disappearance or kidnapping of a family member 101 (21.8)
  Mean (95 % CI)
Traumatic events 1.45 (1.31–1.60)
Psychological distressa 23.2 (21.8–24.5)
  1. aPsychological distress: General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28)