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Table 3 Exposure to traumatic events, by timeframe (N = 1242)

From: Post-conflict mental health needs: a cross-sectional survey of trauma, depression and associated factors in Juba, Southern Sudan

Trauma event Number of persons experiencing event
  Event <12 months of survey N (%) Event ≥ 12 months of survey N (%) Total N (%)
Lack of food or water 363 (29.23) 440 (35.43) 803 (64.65)
Unnatural death of family/friend 184 (14.81) 558 (44.93) 742 (59.74)
Combat situation 89 (7.17) 550 (44.28) 639 (51.45)
Murder of family/friend 141 (11.35) 475 (38.24) 616 (49.60)
Very ill without medical care 304 (24.48) 291 (23.43) 595 (47.91)
Lack of housing or shelter 162 (13.04) 325 (26.17) 487 (39.21)
Being close to death 97 (7.81) 338 (27.21) 435 (35.02)
Forced separation from family 70 (5.72) 250 (20.13) 320 (25.76)
Serious injury 109 (8.78) 210 (16.91) 319 (25.68)
Tortured or beaten 70 (5.64) 180 (14.49) 250 (20.13)
Forced isolation from others 73 (5.88) 160 (12.88) 233 (18.76)
Murder of stranger or strangers 50 (4.03) 181 (14.57) 231 (18.60)
Forced to accept thoughts against will 52 (4.19) 119 (9.58) 171 (13.77)
Imprisonment 43 (3.46) 125 (10.06) 168 (13.53)
Being abducted or kidnapped 17 (1.37) 85 (6.84) 102 (8.21)
Rape or sexual abuse 21 (1.69) 61 (4.91) 82 (6.60)