Table 3

Summary of participant demographics

Participant characteristics

Number of participants (n = 193)


Total (%)

Afghan

Kurdish

Chch

Perth

Statistic

p


Refugee community

Afghan

90 (47)

90

49

41

χ2(1,193) = 0.91 (location*)

0.341

Kurdish

103 (53)

103

49

54

Gender

Male

100 (52)

45

55

59

41

χ2(1,193) = 0.22 (community**)

0.637

Female

93 (48)

45

48

39

54

χ2(1,193) = 5.6 (location)

0.018

Age

18-19 years

17 (9)

4

13

11

6

20-29 years

62 (32)

35

27

29

33

30-39 years

56 (29)

25

31

26

30

40-49 years

33 (17)

11

22

19

14

50-59 years

17 (9)

10

7

8

9

60 years & over

8 (4)

5

3

5

3

Marital status

Married

125 (65)

59

66

59

66

χ2(1,191) = 2.51 (community)

0.474

Never married

55 (28)

24

31

31

24

χ2(1,191) = 2.06 (location)

0.561

Previously married

11 (6)

5

6

7

4

Religion

Muslim

180 (93)

88

92

88

92

Non-Muslim

8 (4)

1

7

7

1

Education

None

14 (7)

5

9

9

5

χ2(1,193) = 10.26(community)

0.017

Primary

28 (15)

9

19

25

3

χ2(1,193) = 22.70 (location)

0.000

Secondary

100 (52)

43

57

45

55

Vocational/university

51 (26)

33

18

19

32

Continuous Variables

Range

Time as refugee yrs (Median)

0-27 years

4.0

8.0

15.0

2.0

U = 3451.5, Z = -2.74 (community)

0.006

U = 2159.0, Z = -6.24 (location)

0.000

Time since resettlement yrs (Median)

0.5-20 years

6.0

7.0

4.0

11.0

U = 3675.0, Z = -2.38 (community)

0.017

U = 1459.5, Z = -8.22

(location)

0.000

Mean household size (SD)

1-10 people

5.0 (1.8)

5.4 (2.0)

5.5 (1.9)

5.0 (1.9)


Note: Some totals do not sum to 193, missing data not included

*Location - Christchurch (Chch) & Perth

**Community - Afghan & Kurdish

Sulaiman-Hill and Thompson BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:2   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-2

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