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Table 1 Sociodemographic and migration-specific variables of the study sample at both measurement times (N = 108)

From: The prevalence and risk factors for mental distress among Syrian refugees in Germany: a register-based follow-up study

Sociodemographic and migration-specific variables T1 T2
n %ab n %ab
Age group
 18–24 18 16.7 16 14.8
 25–44 69 63.9 69 63.9
  ≥ 45 21 19.4 23 21.3
Marital status
 Single 29 26.9 29 26.9
 Married 74 68.5 74 68.5
 In a relationship 1 0.9 1 0.9
 Divorced/Widowed 4 3.7 4 3.7
Accommodation
 Collective accommodation center 14 13.0 8 7.5
 Own apartment (alone or with family) 77 71.3 86 80.4
 Shared flat 17 15.7 13 12.2
Current activitiesc
 German classes 76 70.4 43 39.8
 Integration classes 24 22.2 24 22.2
 School/Studies 3 2.8 18 16.9
 Full-time/part-time job 4 3.7 12 11.1
 Marginal employment 3 2.8 8 7.4
 Other 15 13.9 18 16.7
Religion
 Muslim 100 92.6 100 92.6
 Christian 4 3.7 4 3.7
 None/Other 4 3.7 4 3.7
  M (SD) Range M (SD) Range
Education in years (n = 107) 9.97 (4.63) 0–20 10.76 (5.53) 0–22
Duration of stay in Germanyd (n = 108) 22.81 (6.90) 2–50 42.02 (6.35) 18–67
Duration of residence permissiond (n = 98) 31.15 (11.44) 5–75 32.68 (8.43) 8–59
Future validity of permitd (n = 98) 15.39 (9.14) -9-32e 9.76 (10.51) -2-35e
  1. a Valid values; bAdd-ups may not be equal to total due to rounding; c Multiple answers possible; d In months; e Negative values for current extension requests