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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of study participants in Afghanistan (n = 72)

From: Strong families: a new family skills training programme for challenged and humanitarian settings: a single-arm intervention tested in Afghanistan

 TotalDTCHigh schoolp-valueChi2, t-test
 Mean (SD);
n (%)
Mean (SD);
n (%)
Mean (SD);
n (%)
Caregiver demographics
Age (in years)36.1 (7.78)36.4 (6.45)35.8 (8.97)0.773t69 = −0.29
Marital statusMarried46 (65.7%)20 (57.1%)26 (74.3%)0.006Χ2 = 14.60
Divorced2 (2.9%)2 (5.7%)0
Single5 (7.1%)05 (14.3%)
Cohabiting6 (8.6%)6 (17.1%)0
Widow11 (15.7%)7 (20.0%)4 (11.4%)
EducationPrimary school or less29 (41.4%)20 (57%)9 (26%)0.013Χ2 = 12.76
Some high school11 (15.7%)7 (20%)4 (11%)
Completed high school10 (14.3%)4 (11%)6 (17%)
University degree19 (27.1%)4 (11%)15 (43%)
Post-graduate1 (1.4%)01 (3%)
Partner’s educationPrimary school or less22 (37.3%)14 (50%)8 (25.8%)0.180Χ2 = 7.60
Some high school4 (6.8%)3 (10.7%)1 (3.2%)
Completed high school12 (20.3%)5 (17.9%)7 (22.6%)
University degree17 (28.8%)4 (14.3%)13 (41.9%)
Post-graduate2 (3.4%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.2%)
Work statusFull time17 (25.4%)11 (32%)6 (18%)0.053Χ2 = 9.36
Part time7 (10.5%)3 (9%)4 (12%)
Not working but looking for a job17 (25.4%)4 (12%)13 (39%)
Home based paid work9 (13.4%)4 (12%)5 (15%)
Not working17 (25.4%)12 (35%)5 (15%)
Partner’s work statusFull time32 (59.3%)16 (61.5%)16 (57.1%)0.857Χ2 = 1.32
Part time7 (13%)2 (7.7%)5 (17.9%)
Not working but looking for a job4 (7.4%)2 (7.7%)2 (7.1%)
Home based paid work2 (3.7%)1 (3.9%)1 (3.6%)
Not working9 (16.7%)5 (19.2%)4 (14.3%)
Number of children3.8 (1.9)3.94 (1.81)3.65 (2.01)0.529t64 = −0.63
Experienced war or armed conflictYes66 (91.7%)36 100%)30 (83.3%)0.011Χ2 = 6.55
No6 (8.3%)06 (16.7%)
Child demographics
Age of child taking part in the programme (in years)9.6 (2.05)10.19 (1.89)8.97 (2.04)0.011t69 = −2.62
Gender of child in the programmeMale38 (53.5%)19 (52.8%)19 (54.3%)0.899Χ2 = 0.02
Female33 (46.5%)17 (47.2%)16 (45.7%)