Table 1

Demographic Data
Abducted (n = 42) Non-Abducted/abducted less than 24 hours (n = 41)
Age, mean (SD), [range] 21.5 (2.47) [17-26] 21.3 (2.51) [18-27]
Age at time of the first abduction 10.7 (3.86) [2-18] -
No. (%) abducted once abducted more then once* 37 (88.1%) -
5 (11.9%) -
Total duration being abducted (in weeks) 93.5 (153.07) [0.2-624] -
Period since the last demobilization (mean, (SD), [range] in years) 8.7 (4.2) [1-17] -
No. (%) of Displacements 1 (2.4%) 0
0 9 (21.4%) 9 (22%)
1 10 (23.8%) 15 (36.6%)
2 8 (19%) 7 (17.7%)
3 13 (31.2%) 9 (22%)
 > 4missing 1 (2,4%) 0
Education, No. (%) 13 (31.2%) 15 (36.6%)
No school, some primary school
Primary school 5 (11.9%) 4 (9.8%)
Vocational School 4 (9.5%) 5 (12.2%)
Some Secondary School 14 (33.3%) 11 (26.8%)
Secondary school 6 (14.3%) 6 (14.6%)
Marital status, No. (%)
single 24 (57.1%) 25 (61%)
married 6 (14.3%) 5 (12.2%)
partner/cohabiting 12 (28,6%) 10 (24,4%)
divorced 0 1 (2,4%)

*Note. Some participants were abducted more than once, i.e. the LRA sometimes released some of the abducted children after a few days and only used them to carry goods in the bush after a village had been robbed.

Weierstall et al.

Weierstall et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:41   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-41

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