Table 2

Demographics and household composition related to pathways into homelessness#

total (n = 120)

eviction (n = 41)

relationship (n = 38)

other (n = 30)

Demographics

n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%


sex

male

105

88

38

93

33

87

26

87

female

15

12

3

7

5

13

4

4


Age in years

18–29

39

33

8

20

13

35

10

33

30–39

30

25

15

38

11

30

8

27

40–49

26

22

8

20

7

19

6

20

50–59

14

12

6

15

4

11

3

10

60–67

9

8

3

8

2

5

3

10


Country of birth

Netherlands

58

48

15

38

18

47

21

70

Surinam/Antilles/Morocco

24

20

13

33*

6

16

4

13

Other

37

31

12

30

14

37

5

17


composition of household

single

46

44

26

63**

3

10

12

48

with parents

6

6

1

2

3

10

2

8

with partner

22

21

4

10

13

43

4

16

with partner and children

18

17

4

10

8

27

4

16

single parent

3

3

2

5

0

0

1

4

with other adult

10

9

4

10

3

10

2

8


# 120 recently homeless people in Amsterdam, who lost their house for the first time between April 2002–April 2004.

* p = 0.025; ** p = 0.000

van Laere et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-3

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