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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents (n = 1215) supplemented with non-response analysis

From: Social support attenuates the link between torture exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder among male and female Syrian refugees in Sweden

  n (%) Women/Men n Non-respondents n (%) Respondents vs. non-respondents χ2 (P-values)
Gender     0.4 (0.52)
 Women 452 (37.2)   1008 (36.2)  
 Men 763 (62.8)   1777 (63.8)  
Age-groups     68.7 (< 0.01)
 18–29 283 (23.3) 122/161 947 (34.0)  
 30–39 400 (32.9) 143/257 948 (34.0)  
 40–49 295 (24.3) 102/193 545 (19.6)  
 50–64 237 (19.5) 85/152 348 (12.5)  
Civil status
 Living with partner/husband/wife 780 (64.9) 315/465   
Level of education     47.2 (< 0.01)
 0–9 years 489 (40.2) 176/313 1366 (49.1)  
  > 9 years without a university degree 255 (21.0) 86/169 637 (22.9)  
  > 12 years with a university degree 471 (38.8) 190/281 790 (28.4)  
Years since immigration     34.0 (< 0.01)
 Five or more 79 (6.5) 22/57 324 (11.6)  
 Four 334 (27.5) 117/217 845 (30.4)  
 Three 802 (66.0) 313/489 1615 (58.0)  
PTSD 353 (30.6) 141/212   
Torture exposure 354 (30.6) 90/264   
Mean score ESSI (SD)   3.5 (1.1) /3.3 (1.1)