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Table 2 Summary of key sociodemographic characteristics of study sample by visa status

From: Measuring the health impact of human rights violations related to Australian asylum policies and practices: a mixed methods study

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
  1. * Number of participants with positive responses, % in parentheses
  2. Denominator is number of participants with spouse and/or children