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Table 2 Counts of traumatic events endorsed by participants on life events checklist (LEC)

From: Exposure therapy for PTSD during pregnancy: a feasibility, acceptability, and case series study of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

  Category Endorsed
Happened to Me Witnessed it Learned about it Part of my job Not sure Doesn't apply
1. Natural disaster (e.g. flood) 1      7
2. Fire or explosion   1     7
3. Transportation accident (e.g. car accident) 4   2    3
4. Serious accident at work, home, or during recreational activity)       8
5. Exposure to toxic substance (e.g. radiation) 1    1   6
6. Physical assault (e.g. being attacked) 5   1    2
7. Assault with a weapon (e.g. being shot) 4   2    2
8. Sexual assault (e.g. rape) 3   1    4
9. Other unwanted or uncomfortable sexual experience 4   1    4
10. Combat or exposure to a war-zone (in the military or as a civilian)       8
11. Captivity (e.g. being kidnapped) 2      6
12. Life-threatening illness or injury 2 3 1   1 2
13. Severe human suffering 1   1 1   5
14. Sudden violent death (e.g. homicide)    3    5
15. Sudden accidental death 1   3   1 3
16. Serious injury, harm, or death you caused to someone else 1      7
17. Any other very stressful event or experience 6 1 1    2
  1. Note: Participants could endorse more than one category per type of traumatic event so counts can be > 8