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Table 1 Demographic, social, behavioural and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Psychological distress and social support among conflict refugees in urban, semi-rural and rural settlements in Uganda: burden and associations

Characteristic n %a
Refugee settlement   
 Adjumani (Rural) 342 33.8
 Kyaka II (Semi-rural) 354 35.0
 Kisenyi (Urban) 317 31.2
Nationality   
 South Sudanese (100% of Rural) 343 33.9
 Congolese (94% of Semi-rural) 342 33.8
 Somali (95% of Urban) 308 29.8
 Others (Rwandese, Burundians) (80% in Semi-rural) 26 2.5
Age   
 15–24 220 21.7
 25–34 355 35.0
 35–44 254 25.1
 45–54 84 8.3
 55–64 67 6.6
 65–74 25 2.5
 75–84 8 0.8
Gender    
 Male 318 31.4
 Female 693 68.4
Religion   
 Moslem 307 30.3
 Catholic 188 18.6
 Protestant 370 36.5
 Other (e.g. Adventist, Jehovah’s Witness) 14,314.6  
Occupation   
 Employed 34 3.4
 Self-employed 120 11.9
 Unemployed 712 70.3
 Student 113 11.2
 Other (shifting e.g. vendor, retailer etc.) 32 3.1
Earnings per week (Ugandan Shillings, UGX)   
 Less than 50,000 UGX 577 57.1
 50,000–100,000 UGX 87 8.7
 100,000–200,000 UGX 35 3.5
 Over 200,000 UGX 33 3.3
Highest education level   
 No education 407 40.2
 Primary level 303 29.9
 Secondary level 230 22.7
 Tertiary or vocational 24 2.4
 University 46 4.5
Smoker   
 Yes 38 3.8
 No 970 95.8
Drink alcohol   
 Yes 72 7.2
 No 931 91.9
Exercise   
 Never 450 44.4
 Once 175 17.3
 2–3 times 258 24.5
 4 times or more 127 12.5
Symptoms of COVID-19   
 Cough 43 4.2
 Sneezing 39 3.8
 Running nose 28 2.8
 Sore throat 20 2.0
 Difficulty breathing 20 2.0
 Bodily pain 154 15.3
 Loss of sense of smell 22 2.2
 Loss of sense of taste 27 2.6
 At least one of symptoms above 223 22.3
  1. aPercentages may not add up to 100% due to missing values for some variables. For COVID-19, percentages add up to more than 100% due to possibility of participants presenting with multiple symptoms