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Table 3 Comparison of socioeconomic stressors by visa status

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

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
  1. * The data in this table include only those refugees who had attempted to access these services as the denominator
  2. Questions related to 'access' to six services/settlement-related resources: accommodation, education/job training, employment, English language tuition health and welfare services.