Table 1

Sample characteristics
Characteristic Former child soldiers (N=452) Never recruited (N=191) p value
Male, N (%) 391 (86.5%) 79 (41.4%) .000
Age a, mean (SD) 23.53 (3.19) 20.31 (3.16) .000
Household members, mean (SD) 5.02 (2.32) 5.40 (2.36) .066
Literacy, N (%) 391 (87.1%) 152 (80.0%) .031
Outcome baseline indicators b, mean (SD)
Social integration 14.80 (4.15) 18.71 (2.86) .000
Economic opportunities 7.83 (2.94) 8.07 (3.12) .366
Household wellbeing 12.83 (3.34) 13.23 (3.61) .187
Work satisfaction 11.50 (2.45) 11.60 (2.52) .692
Program endorsement, mean (SD) 14.77 (3.99) 15.44 (3.69) .057

Note: a Age at the time of the interview; b On all outcome indicators a higher score denotes a more favorable situation.

Jordans et al.

Jordans et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:905   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-905

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