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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of former abductees with and without reintegration programming (n = 129) 1

From: After abduction: exploring access to reintegration programs and mental health status among young female abductees in Northern Uganda

Variables N(%)2 Program reintegration (n = 56) Self- reintegration (n = 73)
Demographic variables
 Age (med. IQR) 22 (20-26) 20.5 (19-25) 23 (20-28)
 Tribe: Acholi 124 (96.12) 52 (92.86) 72 (98.36)
 Education: <Primary 90 (69.77) 37 (66.07) 53 (72.60)
 ≥ 1 Biological child 107 (82.95) 41(73.21) 66 (90.41)
 Single or Double orphan (n = 7) 104 (85.25) 44 (86.27) 60 (84.51)
Sex work related variables
Age at first sex work (med. IQR) 18 (15-20) 17 (16-20) 18 (15-20)
(n =2)
Weekly income from sex work (med.IQR)3(n =4) 40,000 UGX (20,000-60,000) 40,000 UGX (20,000-60,000) 40,000 UGX (20,000-70,000)
Living with HIV 53(41.09) 31(44.64) 28(38.36)
War related variables
 Ever lived in an IDP camp 108 (83.72) 46 (82.14) 62 (84.93)
 Age of Abduction (med, IQR) 13 (11-14) 13 (10-14) 12 (11-15)
(n 8)
Year of Abduction (med, IQR) 2002 (1998-2005) 2003 (1999-2006) 2001 (1996-2004)
Period of Abduction
 Less than 3 days 17 (13.18) 5 (8.93) 12 (16.44)
 3-14 days 25 (19.38) 7 (12.50) 18 (24.66)
 14-60 days 35 (27.13) 18 (32.14) 17 (23.29)
 2-l2months 22(17.05) 10(17.86) 12(16.44)
 ≥ l2months 30(23.26) 16(28.57) 14(19.18)
Child with the LRA 18 (13.95) 11(19.64) 7(9.59)
Manner of departure from LRA
 Escaped 98 (76.56) 45 (80.36) 53 (73.61)
 Released 20 (15.63) 7 (12.50) 13 (18.06)
 Rescued 9 (7.03) 4 (7.14) 5 (6.94)
Reintegration program4
 Traditional cleansing ceremony - 38 (67.86) -
 Amnesty - 21(37.50) -
 Reception centre - 16 (28.57) -
 Re-insertion package - 7 (12.50) -
  1. 1Variables with missing data are noted in parenthesis; 2Column Percentages; 340,000 UGX is approximately 15USD; 4Categories not mutually exclusive.