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Table 1 Sociodemographics, asylum seekers screened and diagnosed with mental health conditions Ragusa (October 2014 December 2015)

From: Mental health and trauma in asylum seekers landing in Sicily in 2015: a descriptive study of neglected invisible wounds

Characteristic Screened for MH conditions Diagnosed with MH conditions
  N = 385 (%) n = 193 (%)
Gender
 Female 34 (9) 15 (8)
 Male 351 (91) 178 (92)
 Age in years (median; IQR) 23 (20–27) 23 (20–26)
Country of origin
 Nigeria 77 (20) 40 (21)
 Gambia 65 (17) 38 (20)
 Senegal 51 (13) 32 (17)
 Mali 47 (21) 20 (10)
 Bangladesh 43 (11) 11 (6)
 Other West Africana 58 (15) 30 (16)
 Otherb 41 (11) 21 (11)
 Unknown 3 (1) 1 (1)
 Vulnerability (disabled, pregnant, unaccompanied minors) 34 (9) 23 (12)
 Length of stay in Italy in days (median; IQR) 77 (45–121) 74 (43–118)
Duration of journey from origin country to Italy
 0–6 months 102 (26) 48 (25)
 6–12 months 70 (18) 33 (17)
  > 12 months 208 (54) 110 (57)
 Unknown 5 (1) 2 (1)
  1. IQR interquartile range, MH mental health
  2. aIvory Coast, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Ghana
  3. bPakistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Morocco, Libya