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Table 3 Exposure to Traumatic Events (N = 1210)

From: Factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression amongst internally displaced persons in northern Uganda

Variables Number of persons experiencing event Total (%) [95% CI]
  Before living in camp When living in camp before and when living in camp  
Trauma event experienced     
   lack of food or water 77 940 71 1088 (89.9) [87.9–91.7]
   lack of housing or shelter 76 815 44 935 (77.3) [73.5–80.7]
   unnatural death of family/friend 524 298 93 915 (75.6) [73.7–77.5]
   murder of family member/friend 578 236 91 905 (74.8) [71.4–78.0]
   being close to, but escaping, death 549 249 47 845 (69.8) [67.0–72.6]
   ill health without medical care 176 554 57 787 (65.0) [61.8–68.2]
   witnessing murder of stranger(s) 390 308 80 778 (64.3) [61.4–67.1]
   tortured or beaten 469 181 29 679 (56.1) [52.4–59.8]
   forced separation from family 392 133 25 550 (45.5) [42.6–48.3]
   being abducted or kidnapped 370 133 21 524 (43.3) [39.8–46.9]
   made to accept ideas against will 147 279 57 483 (39.9) [36.6–43.5]
   serious injury 282 178 14 474 (39.2) [36.1–42.4]
   forced isolation from other people 293 149 10 452 (37.4) [34.3–40.6]
   being in a war fighting situation 235 85 10 330 (27.3) [24.0–30.9]
   imprisonment against your will 187 101 9 297 (24.5) [22.0–27.3]
   rape or sexual abuse 78 83 10 171 (14.1) [11.8–16.8]
Cumulative trauma events recorded     
   0–3 trauma events     103 (8.5) [7.2–10.0]
   4–7 trauma events     408 (33.7) [30.8–36.8]
   8–11 trauma events     425 (35.1) [32.7–37.6]
   12–16 trauma events     274 (22.6) [20.0–25.6]
  1. Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval.