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Impact of exposure to conflict, tsunami and mental disorders on school absenteeism: findings from a national sample of Sri Lankan children aged 12–17 years

Chesmal Siriwardhana12*, Gayani Pannala2, Sisira Siribaddana23, Athula Sumathipala12 and Robert Stewart1

Author Affiliations

1 Health Service & Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK

2 Institute for Research & Development, Colombo, Sri Lanka

3 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:560  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-560

Published: 8 June 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Associations between individual conflict/tsunami exposures and absenteeism.

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