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Table 1 Characteristics of study participantsa (N = 254)

From: Life after conflict-related amputation trauma: a clinical study from the Gaza Strip

Variables n (patients) Percentage or median, [IQR]
Demographicsb
 Palestinian 254 100
 Male 234 92
 Children 43 17
 Female 20 8
 Refugee status 154 57
 Age –Inclusion, years   28 [10]
 Age-Injury, years   23 [9]
Educationc
 Illiterate 9 4
 Elementary school 45 18
 Secondary school 75 30
 High school 26 10
 Graduate 22 9
 Postgraduate 70 28
 PhD 1 0·4
Destruction of homed
 Loss of home 116 46
Treatmente
 Uses artificial limb 142 56
 Waiting for artificial limb 38 15
 Not using 72 28
 Receives physiotherapy 215 85
Financial situationf
 Household, Hamula 103 41
 >  8 Persons per household 135 54
 >  6 Siblings 185 74
 Family income, NIS   
 <  700 76 30
 800–1600 105 42
 > 1700 50 28
  1. Abbreviations: IQR interquartile range
  2. aNumber of participants: 254, from 0 to 2% of the participants had missing data on any variable
  3. bRefugee = patient is from a family who have a refugee status as of 1948
  4. cSecondary school = 12 years of education, Graduate = has completed the first academic degree in university, post-graduate = completed Master degree
  5. dNumber of patients who lost their home in one of the incursions
  6. eTreatment 38 patients were at the time of inclusion waiting for an artificial limb to be fitted due to recent trauma. 72 patients did not use their fitted artificial limbs due to different reasons
  7. fFinancial situation: Hamula: The Palestinian term for extended family. Here compared with the nuclear family
  8. NIS New Israeli Shekel. 1 NIS equals 0,26 US Dollar