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Table 1 Demographic information of Eritrean refugees recruited for the study, at baseline

From: Mental health and resilience among Eritrean refugees at arrival and one-year post-registration in Switzerland: a cohort study

  Female (N = 12) Male (N = 95) Total (N = 107)
Median age (IQR*) 23 (IQR: 19–28) 26 (IQR: 19–32) 25 (IQR: 21–29)
Marital status
 Single 7 (58.3%) 66 (69.5%) 73 (68.2%)
 Married 4 (33.3%) 29 (30.5%) 33 (30.8%)
 Divorced 1 (8.3%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.9%)
Educational background
 Primary 4 (33.3%) 40 (42.1%) 44 (41.1%)
 Secondary 5 (41.7%) 46 (48.4%) 51 (47.7%)
 Tertiary 3 (25.0%) 9 (9.5%) 12 (11.2%)
Smoking history
 Smoker 0 (0%) 20 (21.1%) 20 (18.7%)
 Ex-smoker 0 (0%) 4 (4.2%) 4 (3.7%)
 Non-smoker 12 (100%) 71 (74.7%) 83 (77.6%)
Employment
 Temporary 1 (8.3%) 1 (1.1%) 2 (1.9%)
 Unemployed 11 (91.7%) 94 (98.9%) 105 (98.1%)
  1. IQR* = Interquartile range