Table 3

Comparison of socioeconomic stressors by visa status

Socioeconomic stressor

TPV refugees n (%)

PHV refugees n (%)

p-value


Obstacles accessing accommodation

41/71* (58)

22/60 (37)

0.03

Obstacles accessing education/job training

43/68 (63)

11/52 (21)

< 0.001

Obstacles finding employment

40/61 (66)

8/34 (24)

< 0.001

Obstacles accessing English language tuition

39/67 (58)

8/59 (14)

< 0.001

Obstacles accessing health services

24/70 (34)

21/56 (38)

0.85

Obstacles accessing welfare services

18/68 (27)

2/58 (3)

0.001

Number of obstacles to 'access' reported – 3 or more

42/70 (60)

10/58 (17)

< 0.001

At any time under current visa been unable to afford:

Food

10/71 (14)

2/60 (3)

0.07

Clothing

16/71 (23)

9/60 (15)

0.38

Accommodation

24/71 (34)

8/60 (13)

0.01

Medications

16/71 (23)

2/60 (3)

0.003

Number of essential items (food, clothing, accommodation, medication) unable to afford – 1 or more

28/71 (39)

13/60 (22)

0.05


* The data in this table include only those refugees who had attempted to access these services as the denominator

Questions related to 'access' to six services/settlement-related resources: accommodation, education/job training, employment, English language tuition health and welfare services.

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

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