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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Comparative study of mental health and quality of life in long term refugees and host populations in Oru-Ijebu, Southwest Nigeria

Variable Refugee (N = 444) Non-refugee (N = 527) χ 2 p-value
  Frequency (%) Frequency (%)   
Age (years)     
< 25 97 (21.8) 61 (11.6)   
25-34 167 (37.6) 286 (54.3) 55.7 <0.001
35-44 90 (20.3) 134 (25.4)   
> = 45 90 (20.3) 46 (8.7)   
Sex     
Male 263 (59.2) 320 (60.7) 0.22 0.64
Female 181 (40.8) 207 (39.3)   
Marital status     
Never Married 13(2.9) 468(88.8)   
Married 376(84.7) 48(9.1) 711.6 <0.001
Divorced 28(6.3) 5(0.9)   
Widowed 27(6.1) 6(1.1)   
Family type n = 376 n = 48   
Monogamous 256 (68.1) 37 (77.1) 7.9 0.007
Polygamous 120 (31.9) 11 (22.9)   
Religion     
Christianity 310 (69.8) 383 (72.7)   
Islam 134 (30.2) 144 (27.3) 0.962 0.345
Actively Religious     
Yes 314(70.7) 467(88.6) 49.03 <0.001
No 130(29.3) 60(11.4)   
Housing     
One room 399(89.9) 254(48.2) 189.96 <0.001
Two or more rooms 45 (10.1) 273(51.8)   
Educational status     
No formal education 64(14.4) 13(2.5) 138.56 <0.001
Primary education 42(9.5) 18(3.4)   
Secondary education 232(52.3) 190(36.1)   
Tertiary education 106(23.9) 306(58.1)   
Occupation     
Professional 133(30.0) 141(26.8) 4.94 0.294
Skilled worker 44(9.9) 68(12.9)   
Student 92(20.7) 122(23.1)   
Unemployed 48(10.8) 44(8.3)   
Unskilled worker 127(28.6) 152(28.8)