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Table 2 Exposure to war related traumatic events and non-war related negative life events among the study respondents (The Wayo-Nero Study)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder seven years after the conflict in three districts in northern Uganda (The Wayo-Nero Study)

Potential factor Number in study (N, %) Female (N, %) Male (N, %)
War physical trauma no. of events    
No event 1161 (48.4) 799 (54.1) 362 (42.1)
1 - 2 Events 788 (32.8) 555 (36.0) 233 (24.3)
3 - 5 Events 451 (18.8) 163 (9.9) 288 (33.6)
War psychological trauma no. of events    
No event 493 (20.5) 339 (24.0) 154 (18.2)
1 - 2 Events 777 (32.4) 556 (36.4) 221 (24.1)
3 - 6 Events 1131 (47.1) 622 (39.7) 509 (57.7)
War sexual trauma no. of events    
No event 2218 (92.4) 1368 (90.5) 850 (96.1)
1 -2 110 (4.6) 88 (5.8) 22 (2.5)
3 - 4 73 (3.0) 61 (3.8) 12 (1.4)
Cumulative no. of war traumatic events    
None 427 (19.2) 288 (20.4) 139 (16.8)
At least one event 1934 (80.8) 1741 (31.7) 193 (21.6)
At least three events 1121 (47.2) 569 (47.9) 552 (61.6)
No. of non-war related negative life events    
1-5 777 (32.3) 454 (30.8) 323 (35.8)
6-10 710 (29.5) 454 (29.9) 256 (28.9)
11+ 919 (38.2) 612 (39.3) 307 (35.4)
Childhood trauma index    
Low (<33th percentile) 703 (29.2) 461 (28.6) 242 (26.1)
Medium (33-67th percentile) 874 (36.3) 546 (36.5) 328 (37.6)
High (>67th percentile) 829 (34.5) 513 (34.9) 316 (36.3)
Food security in the past month    
Enough 979 (43.1) 571 (39.7) 408 (47.3)
Not enough 1,290 (56.9) 852 (60.3) 438 (52.7)
Negative event Coping Style index    
Low (0–3) 479 (19.9) 364 (23.3) 115 (12.7)
Medium (4–10) 705 (29.3) 453 (29.8) 252 (29.4)
High (11–20) 1222 (50.8) 703 (46.9) 519 (57.9)