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Table 2 Sociodemographic, migration, quarantine and COVID-19 related characteristics of participants (n = 405)

From: Psychological distress among Ethiopian migrant returnees who were in quarantine in the context of COVID-19: institution-based cross-sectional study

Characteristics   Number Percent
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Gender Female 374 92.3
Male 31 7.7
 Age (in years) Mean (SD) 25.8 (3.58)  
 Education Cannot read and write 23 5.7
Primary school 125 30.9
Secondary school 224 55.3
Post-secondary 33 8.1
 Marital status Never married 284 70.1
Currently married 92 22.7
Previously married 29 7.2
Migration related characteristics
 Status in the host country before return On job 264 65.2
Detention center 66 16.3
Prison 43 10.6
Unemployed 32 7.9
 Host (destination) country Jordan 293 72.3
United Arab Emirates 49 12.1
Qatar 26 6.4
Iran 12 3.0
Bahrain 8 2.0
Saudi Arabia 2 0.5
Ukraine 8 2.0
Australia 4 1.0
Spain 3 0.7
 How did you go to the destination country? (way of migration) Through travel agency 331 81.7
Through broker 74 18.3
 Underlying physical health problem Yes 20 4.9
No 385 95.1
 Underlying mental health problem Yes 8 2.0
No 397 98.0
Quarantine related characteristics
 Fear of infection in quarantine center Yes, I was afraid 159 39.3
No, I was not afraid 246 60.7
 Staying in quarantine protected me not to transmit the virus to family and community Yes 361 89.1
No 44 10.9
 Quarantine limited my activities and social interaction Yes 337 83.2
No 68 16.8
 Overall, services in the quarantine center was satisfactory Yes 216 53.3
No 189 46.7
 I know the reason why I am here in quarantine Yes, I know 392 96.8
No, I don’t 13 3.2
 I got sufficient information about the quarantine from the concerned body Yes 321 79.3
No 84 20.7
 Fear of discrimination after the quarantine Yes 177 43.7
No 228 56.3
 I can get support from family and relatives after the quarantine Yes, I can 245 60.5
No, I can not 160 39.5
 I have a plan of what to do after the quarantine Yes 146 36.0
No 259 64.0
 I have sufficient amount of money for my living and startup business after the quarantine Yes 60 14.8
No 345 85.2
COVID-19 related characteristics
 I have adequate knowledge about the mode of transmission and prevention of COVID-19 Yes, I have 341 84.2
No, I have not 64 15.8
 I experienced headache, sore throat, breathing difficulty during my stay in quarantine Yes 15 3.7
No 390 96.3
 I had contact with a COVID-19 suspected or infected person or I was exposed to situations before the quarantine Yes, I had 10 2.5
No, I had not 395 97.5