Skip to main content

Table 1 Sociodemographic and flight-related characteristics

From: Factors predicting symptoms of somatization, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-rated mental and physical health among recently arrived refugees in Germany

  Participants
N = 502
Age
 M/SD/Range 29.73/8.79/18–70
 18–29 years 293 (58.3%)
 30–39 years 142 (28.3%)
 40–49 years 44 (8.8%)
  > 50 years 23 (4.6%)
Sex
 male 348 (69.3%)
 female 154 (30.6%)
Country of origin
 Cameroon 92 (18.3%)
 Eritrea 41 (8.2%)
 Iraq 23 (4.6%)
 Nigeria 38 (7.6%)
 Syria 52 (10.4%)
 Turkey 43 (8.6%)
 Venezuela 85 (16.9%)
 other a 128 (25.4%)
University degree1
 yes 259 (51.9%)
 no 240 (48.1%)
Last occupational status2
 employed 107 (21.4%)
 in retirement 4 (0.8%)
 military service 23 (4.6%)
 self-employed 121 (24.2%)
 studies or training 108 (21.6%)
 no employment 61 (12.2%)
 other 77 (15.4%)
Marital status2
 single 290 (57.9%)
 married 180 (35.9%)
 divorced 21 (4.2%)
 widowed 10 (2%)
Partnership2
 yes 186 (37.1%)
 no 315 (62.9%)
Parenthood2
 yes 201 (40.1%)
 no 300 (59.9%)
Flight duration in years
 M/SD/Range 1.9/3.2/0–27
Accompaniment during the flight2
 alone 224 (44.7%)
 strangers 127 (25.3%)
 friends 50 (10%)
 family members 100 (20%)
Information about family2
 yes 266 (53.1%)
 no 235 (46.9%)
Support in Asylum Procedure
 yes 349 (69.5%)
 no 153 (30.5%)
Support in Family Reunion
 yes 141 (28.1%)
 no 361 (71.9%)
Support in Health Care System
 yes 196 (39%)
 no 306 (61%)
  1. 1N = 499; 2N = 501; a Country of origin other (N): Afghanistan (6), Algeria (2), Armenia (2), Belarus (1), Colombia (1) Ethiopia (20), Ghana (3), Georgia (7), India (2), Iran (5), Jordan (2), Kosovo (1), Kuwait (1), Lebanon (7), Liberia (1), Libya (13), Morocco (3), Myanmar (3), Palestine (10), Pakistan (7), Russian Federation (9), Senegal (2), Somalia (7), Sri Lanka (1), Tunisia (4), Ukraine (1), stateless (7)