Table 1

Participant characteristics
Cultural background of participants Site of recruitment No. of participants Mean time in Aus. (yrs) No. of children (A: born in Australia, O: born overseas) Who was the interpreter for focus group?
Karen Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 14 5.6 A: 15 Bilingual refugee mentor (also an accredited interpreter)
Burmese O: 26
Karen Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 29 5.5 A: 32 Bilingual refugee mentor (also an accredited interpreter)
Burmese O: 50
Karen Kindergarten 4 3.3 A: 4 Accredited Interpreter
Burmese O: 7
Iraqi Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 18 8.5 A: 38 Bilingual refugee mentor
Assyrian Chaldean O: 12
Iraqi Studying English at an adult English language centre organised by an cultural welfare agency 8 4.3 A: 11 Bilingual community representative
Assyrian Chaldean O: 11
Lebanese
South Sudanese Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 7 6.3 A: 16 Bilingual refugee mentor
O: 17
Bhutanese Peer education program at community health service 7 1.6 A: 4 Accredited Interpreter
O: 6

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Riggs et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:117   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-117

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