Table 2

Distribution of traumatic events in LSE
Traumatic events Total (n = 304) Male (n = 163) Female (n = 141)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Experienced important changes in family life 166 (54.6) 94 (57.7) 72 (51.1)
Was separated from family against will 96 (31.6) 51 (31.3) 45 (31.9)
Experienced the death of a loved one 118 (38.8) 63 (38.7) 55 (39.0)
Had a life-threatening medical problem 106 (34.9) 57 (35.0) 49 (34.8)
Experienced a serious accident 111 (36.5) 62 (38.0) 49 (34.8)
Experienced a disaster 117 (38.5) 61 (37.4) 56 (39.7)
Experienced war or armed conflict 177 (58.2) 89 (54.6) 88 (62.4)
Was physically mistreated 123 (40.5) 75 (46.0) 48 (34.0)
Saw someone else physically mistreated 211 (69.4) 118 (72.4) 93 (66.0)
Experienced sexual abuse 34 (11.2) 23 (14.1) 11 (7.8)
Experienced a stressful life event in which ‘I was in danger’ 132 (43.4) 79 (48.5) 53 (37.6)
Experienced a stressful life event in which ‘someone else was in danger’ 180 (59.2) 97 (59.5) 83 (58.9)
Other frightening event 152 (50.0) 82 (50.3) 70 (49.6)
Mean number of events (Standard deviation) 5.7 (2.9) 5.8 (2.8) 5.5 (3.0)

Akiyama et al.

Akiyama et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:337   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-337

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