Table 1

Demographic characteristics

Total (n = 100)

Returnees (n = 47)

Stayers (n = 53)

Statistics


Age in y (SD)

Mean

43.2 (14.9)

48.7 (17.2)

38.3 (10.3)

t (98)= -3.6

p < .01

Sex N (%)

Male

50 (50.0)

25 (53.2)

25 (47.2)

Female

50 (50.0)

22 (46.8)

28 (52.8)

Country of origin N (%)

Bosnia

30 (29.7)

9 (19.1)

21 (39.6)

Serbia

27 (27.0)

17 (36.2)

10 (18.9)

Kosovo

30 (29.7)

11 (23.4)

19 (35.8)

Iraq

5 (5.0)

5 (10.6)

-

Turkey

8 (8.0)

5 (10.6)

3 (5.7)

Chi square (4) = 15.0

p < .01

Ethnical group N (%)

Bosnian

27 (27.0)

8 (17.0)

19 (35.8)

Serbian

9 (9.0)

5 (10.6)

4 (7.5)

Albanian

19 (19.0)

6 (12.8)

13 (24.5)

Roma

25 (25.0)

12 (25.5)

13 (24.5)

Kurdish

8 (8.0)

8 (17.0)

-

Ashkali

6 (6.0)

6 (12.8)

-

Others

6 (6.0)

2 (4.2)

4 (7.5)

Chi square (8) = 24.8

p < .01

Marital status N (%)

Single

19 (19.0)

7 (14.9)

12 (22.6)

Married

57 (57.0)

29 (61.7)

28 (52.8)

Divorced

14 (14.0)

6 (12.8)

8 (15.1)

Widowed

10 (10.0)

5 (10.6)

5 (9.4)

Duration of stay in Germany in y (SD)

Minimum

2

3

2

Maximum

18

18

16

Average

11.8 (4.1)

13.1 (4.2)

10.8 (3.7)

t(83)= -2.8

p < .01

Children in school in Germany (%)

Yes

54 (60.7)

23 (63.9)

31 (58.5)

No

45 (39.4)

13 (36.1)

22 (41.5)

Chi square (2)= 15.3

p < .01

No answer

11

11

0

Education in y (%)

0–6

29 (32.2)

14 (37.8)

15 (28.3)

7–10

26 (28.8)

10 (27.0)

16 (30.8)

11–18

35 (38.8)

13 (35.1)

22 (41.6)

Missing

10

10

0

Average (SD)

8.53 (4.5)

7.7 (4.9)

9.08 (4.2)


von Lersner et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:8   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-8

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