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Table 1 Patient socio-demographic and referral characteristics by year of entry into the MSF program

From: Short and longer-term psychological consequences of Operation Cast Lead: documentation from a mental health program in the Gaza Strip

Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Demographic             
New registrations, n 149   206   411   388   203   1357  
Monthly Average, n (SD) 12.4 (8.1) 17.2 (7.2) 34.3 (22.8) 32.3 (11.3) 28.9 (12.7) 24.7 (16.0)
Adult:child ratio 1.6   0.8   0.5   0.5   0.4   0.6  
<15 y male:female ratio 1.7   1.0   1.3   1.4   0.9   1.2  
>15 y male:female ratio 1.7   1.8   0.9   1.0   0.8   1.2  
Socio-economic needs             
High need, n (%) 78 (53.0) 119 (61.0) 231 (57.0) 251 (65.0) 143 (70.0) 822 (62.0)
Some need, n (%) 61 (42.0) 59 (30.0) 145 (36.0) 119 (31.0) 57 (28.0) 441 (33.0)
Needs covered, n (%) 7 (5.0) 17 (9.0) 31 (8.0) 14 (4.0) 3 (1.0) 72 (5.0)
Total, n (%) 146 (100) 195 (100) 407 (100) 384 (100) 203 (100) 1335 (100)
Referral source             
MSF outreach, n (%) 77 (52.0) 110 (54.0) 134 (33.0) 88 (23.0) 45 (22.0) 454 (34.0)
Local institution, n (%) 17 (11.0) 34 (17.0) 45 (11.0) 31 (8.0) 17 (8.0) 144 (11.0)
Self, n (%) 10 (7.0) 20 (10.0) 20 (5.0) 40 (10.0) 28 (14.0) 118 (9.0)
Ministry of Health, n (%) 12 (8.0) 0 (0) 1 (0.0) 2 (1.0) 0 (0) 15 (1.0)
Community/family, n (%) 25 (17.0) 41 (20.0) 209 (51.0) 223 (57.0) 108 (53.0) 606 (45.0)
Other, n (%) 8 (5.0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 4 (1.0) 5 (2.0) 18 (1.0)
Total, n (%) 149 (100) 205 (100) 410 (100) 388 (100) 203 (100) 1355 (100)
  1. Monthly average for 2011 and total consider only active portions (January-July) of 2011.
  2. Age not recorded for 5 patients.
  3. Sex not recorded for 2 patients.
  4. Socio-economic needs assessment results not recorded for 22 patients.
  5. Referral source not recorded for 2 patients.