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Table 1 Demographic characteristic of participants in focus group discussions

From: Madness or sadness? Local concepts of mental illness in four conflict-affected African communities

  Butembo (DRC) Kwajena (South Sudan) Yei (South Sudan) Kibuye (Burundi) Total
Number of groups 9 10 6 6 31
Rural 4 10 5 6 25
Urban 5 0 1 0 6
Gender of participants      
Male (% of total) 32 (43%) 40 (48%) 27 (60%) 24 (50%) 123 (49.0%)
Female (% of total) 42 (57%) 44 (52%) 18 (40%) 24 (50%) 128 (51.0%)
Mean age (years) of participants in subgroups      
Youngsters 18.7 (16–20) 20.4 (15–27) 25.5 (22–29) 20.0 (17–23)  
Men 37.3 (24–52) 46.2 (32–51) 48 (30–61) 45.2(31–60)  
Women 40.8 (32–39) 37.5 (31–51) 38.3 (27–60) 36.0 (23–46)  
Elder men 49.0 (44–67) 50.1 (30–70) 46.4 (40–62) 54.8 (39–70)  
Elder women 55.8 (42–76) 43 (37–50) - 44.3 30-63  
Education      
Mean number of years in school (spread) 4.9 (0–13) 1.6 (0–10) 4.5 (0–12) 3.7 (0–9)  
Languages used Kinande Kakwa Luo Kirundi