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Table 5 Demographic characteristics from sample of children whose fathers were LRA combatants, by gender and total

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 traced 9 12 21
Average age at time of interview 7 9.25 8.3
Minimum age (years) 3 4 3
Maximum age (years) 12 14 14
Percent living in rural area 92 67 81
Percent of those eligible enrolled at any level of schoola 60 82 81
Percent of those eligible who dropped out or never enrolleda 40 18 19
Average age at GUSCO (years) 2 2.6 2.3
Minimum age at GUSCO (weeks) 32 2 2
Maximum age at GUSCO (years) 3 5 5
Percent at GUSCO 1997–2001 22 17 19
Percent at GUSCO 2002–2005 11 50 33
Percent at GUSCO 2006–2012 67% 33% 48%
  1. aPlease note that eligibility was determined by those aged 6 years or older