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Table 3 Rates of endorsement of risk factors, by refugee group

From: Causes of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder: the beliefs of Iraqi and Afghan refugees resettled in Australia

Risk factors Afghan refugees (N = 150) Iraqi refugees (N = 225)
Very likely or likely (%) Not likely (%) Undecided, depends or don’t know (%) Missing (%) Most likely (one choice allowed)a (%) Very likely or likely (%) Not likely (%) Undecided, depends or don’t know (%) Missing (%) Most likely (one choice allowed)a
(%)
Employed 30.0 40.0 30.0 0 0.0 58.7 38.2 0 3.1 0.5
Being from a Christian backgroundb 69.3 28.4 0 2.2 9.6
Women 72.7 2.0 25.3 0 0.7 75.1 22.2 0 2.7 6.0
Left country priorc 90.0 0.7 9.3 0 22.0 56.4 39.1 0 4.4 3.2
People who have families 55.3 17.3 27.3 0 0.0 58.2 38.2 0 3.6 3.7
Men 68.0 8.0 24.0 0 0.0 70.7 26.7 0 2.7 0.5
Young people 65.3 11.3 23.3 0 1.3 63.1 33.8 0 3.1 2.3
Unemployed 94.7 1.3 4.0 0 11.3 48.0 48.9 0 3.1 1.8
People who are single 82.7 2.0 15.3 0 2.7 46.2 48.4 0 5.3 1.4
Those who are very religious 46.0 8.0 46.0 0 0.7 52.0 42.7 0 5.3 2.3
Being from a Muslim background 44.0 8.7 47.3 0 0.0 51.6 44.4 0 4.0 1.8
Older people 96.0 1.3 2.7 0 1.3 50.2 45.8 0 4.0 0.0
Served in the army 87.3 3.3 9.3 0 3.3 72.9 22.2 0 4.9 2.3
People who are rich 40.7 25.3 34.0 0 0.0 68.9 27.6 0 3.6 18.8
Those who are not very religious 36.0 16.0 48.0 0 0.0 49.3 44.9 0 5.8 2.3
People who are poor 90.0 2.7 7.3 0 5.3 56.9 39.1 0 4.0 4.1
Left country afterc 89.3 1.3 9.3 0 3.3 68.0 28.9 0 3.1 4.1
Born in a war-torn country 96.7 0.0 3.3 0 48.0 87.1 10.2 0 2.7 34.4
  1. aMay not add up due to missing data
  2. bNot asked in the Afghani refugee sample
  3. c2003 for Iraqis and 2001 for Afghans to reflect critical times of conflict