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Table 1 Frequency of residential mobility: demographic, social, environpsychiatric, legal & health influences

From: Forced residential mobility and social support: impacts on psychiatric disorders among Somali migrants

Variables (N) Categories No Move (%) 1-2 Moves (%) 3-6 Moves (%) χ 2 df P
Age groups (143) 18 - 25 14 (40) 17 (23) 8 (23.5) 5.4 4 0.2
  26 - 35 13 (37.1) 28 (37.8) 16 (47.1)    
  ≥ 36 8 (22.9) 29 (39.2) 10 (29.4)    
Gender (143) Male 23 (65.7) 35 (47.3) 13 (38.2) 5.5 2 0.06
  Female 12 (34.3) 39 (52.7) 21 (61.8)    
Marital Single 17 (48.57) 37 (50) 18 (52.94) 2.72 4 0.61
  Married 17(48.57) 29 (39.19) 14 (41.18)    
  Separated/widowed/divorced 1 (2.86) 8 (10.81) 2 (5.88)    
Employment in UK (143) Unemployed 32 (91.4) 68 (91.9) 28 (82.4) 2.4 2 0.3
  Employed 3 (8.6) 6 (8.1) 6 (17.6)    
Income support (143) No 28 (80.0) 54 (73.0) 17 (50.0) 8.3 2 0.02
  Yes 7 (20.0) 20 (27.0) 17 (50.0)    
Job seekers Allowance (143) No 26 (74.3) 35 (47.3) 24 (70.6) 9.4 2 0.009
  Yes 9 (25.7) 39 (52.7) 10 (29.4)    
Period of stay in the UK (143) < 2 years 26 (74.3) 35 (47.3) 9 (26.5) 16 2 0.0001
  ≥ 2 years 9 (25.7) 39 (52.7) 25 (73.5)    
Tenure current (142) Temporary 29 (85.3) 50 (67.6) 19 (55.9) 7 2 0.030
  Permanent 5 (14.7) 24 (32.4) 15 (44.1)    
Legal status (143) Pending 10 (28.6) 11 (14.9) 4 (11.8) 4.1 2 0.1
  Resolved 25 (71.4) 63 (85.1) 30 (88.2)    
Discrimination Score (N = 143) Mean (sd) 0.8(0.87) 1.05(1.0) 1.59 (0.96) 13.26 2 0.001
Emotional support (143) Mean (sd) 4.62 (1.8) 4.89(1.7) 5.38(1.37) 4.55 2 0.1
Friends network (143) Mean(sd) 7.51(3.89) 7.92(3.4) 8.74(2.64) 1.34 2 0.51
Relatives network (143) Mean(sd) 6.46(3.31) 6.41(2.93) 7.97(2.71) 8.23 2 0.02
Deprivation score at current address (143) Mean (sd) 51.21(15.14) 51.37(17.02) 56.87(15.75) 3.08 2 0.22
Deprivation score at previous address (94) Mean (sd) 0 46.6(16.84) 46.86(20.77) 0.09 1 0.76
Relative deprivation of previous and current area of residence High to low - 22 (33.85) 9 (31.03) 1.40 2 0.50
  Low to high - 38 (58.46) 17 (58.62)    
  same - 5 (7.69) 3 (10.34)