Skip to main content

Table 2 Potentially traumatic events as experienced or witnessed (lifetime; N = 51)

From: Obsessive-compulsive and posttraumatic stress symptoms among civilian survivors of war

  N (%)
Lack of shelter 50 (98.0)
Combat situation 49 (96.12)
Lack of food or water 48 (94.1)
Ill health without access to medical care 30 (58.8)
Forced separation from family member 26 (51.0)
Murder of a family member or friend 21 (41.2)
Unnatural death of a family member or friend 19 (37.3)
Murder of one or more strangers 16 (31.4)
Serious physical injury 15 (29.4)
Imprisonment 13 (25.5)
Enforced isolation from others 12 (23.5)
Being close to death 11 (21.6)
Life-threatening illness 8 (15.7)
Torture 7 (13.7)
Natural disaster 6 (11.8)
Serious accident, fire or explosion 5 (9.8)
Brainwashing 2 (3.9)
Non-sexual assault by a stranger 1 (2.0)
Non-sexual assault by family member or someone known 1 (2.0)
Sexual contact when you were younger than 18 with someone who was 5 or more years older than you 1 (2.0)
Sexual assault by a family member or someone you know 0 (0.0)
Sexual assault by a stranger 0 (0.0)
Disappearance or kidnapping 0 (0.0)