Table 2

Summary of key sociodemographic characteristics of study sample by visa status

Characteristic

TPV refugees n = 71

PHV refugees n = 60

p-value


Age, years mean, (SD)

35.1 (11.0)*

34.5 (12.2)

0.76

Female

31 (44)

33 (55)

0.26

Married/de facto

39 (55)

36 (61)

0.60

Ethnicity – Arabic

59 (83)

49 (82)

0.73

Completed secondary education

50 (73)

45 (76)

0.77

Personal and/or family experience of persecution

37 (52)

23 (38)

0.16

Time in Australian community, months mean, (SD)

42.6 (8.6)

38.7 (20.4)

0.14

Separation from spouse and/or child in Australia

11/37(30)

5/36 (14)

0.18

Received welfare payments in the last 6 months

53 (73)

54 (90)

0.04


* Number of participants with positive responses, % in parentheses

Denominator is number of participants with spouse and/or children

Johnston et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-1

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