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Table 3 Frequency distributions and Pearson’s chi-square values of psychosocial deprivation (PSD) by age group

From: Mental health and psychosocial support in conflict: children’s protection concerns and intervention outcomes in Syria

PSD variables Total sample (N = 376) Age group
4–9 Yrs. (N = 208) 10–14 Yrs. (N = 168) χ2(df = 1) P value
f (%) f (%) f (%)
PSD concern (any) 280 (74.5%) 149 (71.6%) 131 (78.0%) 1.97 0.161
War injury 28 (7.4%) 19 (9.1%) 9 (5.4%) 1.92 0.165
Child labour 45 (12.0%) 16 (7.7%) 29 (17.3%) ↑ 8.08** 0.004
Loss of caregiver 36 (9.6%) 15 (7.2%) 21 (12.5%) 3.00 0.083
Neglect 51 (13.6%) 25 (12.0%) 26 (15.5%) 0.95 0.330
Domestic abuse 47 (12.5%) 28 (13.5%) 19 (11.3%) 0.39 0.530
Displacement 160 (42.6%) 82 (39.4%) 78 (46.4%) 1.87 0.172
Poverty 149 (39.6%) 68 (32.7%) 81 (48.2%) ↑ 9.36** 0.002
  1. *p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.01; ***p ≤ 0.001; ↑Higher scores