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Table 2 Categories of traumatic events from the PDS screen as reported by clients (n = 20)

From: Posttraumatic stress disorder: An exploratory study examining rates of trauma and PTSD and its effect on client outcomes in community mental health

TRAUMATIC EVENT PTSD N = 9 NO PTSD N = 11
  No. % No. %
Serious Accident, fire or explosion 7 78% 4 36%
Natural disaster 1 11% 0  
Non-sexual assault – family member or someone known 6 67% 4 36%
Non-sexual assault – stranger 3 33% 3 27%
Sexual assault – family member or someone known 5 55.5% 3 27%
Sexual assault – stranger 3 33% 2 18%
Military combat/war zone 1 11% 1 9%
Sexual contact under 18 years with someone 5 or more years older 7 78% 4 36%
Imprisonment 3 33% 2 18%
Torture 1 11% 0  
Life-threatening Illness 4 44% 2 18%
Other type of event 4 44% 7 63%