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Table 2 Traumatic life events by age category for MSF patients, 2007-2011

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

Traumatic life events by age category <15 years ≥ 15 years Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Sexual violence 6 (1) 9 (2) 15 (1)
Physical injury 123 (15) 250 (49) 373 (28)
Close family member killed 250 (30) 186 (37) 436 (32)
Close family member died from illness 51 (6) 60 (12) 111 (8)
Witness to murder or physical abuse 451 (54) 347 (69) 798 (59)
Received threats 379 (45) 271 (54) 650 (48)
Incarceration 35 (4) 52 (10) 82 (6)
Loss of property 458 (55) 201 (40) 659 (49)
Forced to flee 472 (56) 190 (38) 662 (49)
Break-up of nuclear family 77 (9) 46 (9) 123 (9)
Total patients 836 (100) 506 (100) 1352 (100)
  1. Age not recorded for 5 patients.
  2. Traumatic events not recorded for 5 patients.