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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of GUSCO sample (excluding children born of war), by gender and total sample

From: Legacies of humanitarian neglect: long term experiences of children who returned from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda

Sample characteristics Male Female Total sample
Number interviewed 144 65 209
Average age (years) 26 27 26
Minimum age (years) 14 18 14
Maximum age (years) 40 43 43
Percent living in rural area 96 86 93
Percent completed primary school 31 34 32
Percent completed secondary school 26* 5* 19
Average time spent with LRA (years) 1.5* 3.5* 2.25
Minimum time spent with LRA (years) .003 .003 .003
Maximum time spent with LRA 9 13 13
Percent at GUSCO 1997–2001 36 22 32
Percent at GUSCO 2002–2005 47 63% 52
Percent at GUSCO 2006–2012 17 15% 16
  1. Note: * indicates a statistically significant difference between males and females as determined by t-test with p-value<.05