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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)

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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