Table 2

Present levels of mental health symptoms and functioning impairment
Characteristic Total group Caseness Former child soldiers (N=452) Never recruited (N=191) Boys Girls
Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p value p-value p-value
Depressive symptoms 27.72 (7.31) 13.3 27.87 (7.34) 27.37 (7.23) .441 .461 .043
Anxiety symptoms 20.85 (5.65) 14.3 20.82 (5.69) 20.91 (5.58) .855 .098 .255
PTSD symptoms 40.00 (12.42) 5.9 40.43 (12.60) 39.03 (11.99) .208 .603 .031
Function impairment 9.99 (3.86) n/a 10.13 (3.68) 9.64 (4.30) .144 .850 .605

Note: PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Jordans et al.

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

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