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Table 4 Descriptive characteristics of respondents (N = 904)

From: The development of a contextually appropriate measure of psychological distress in Sierra Leone

Characteristic Sample/n (%) Mean/ score (SD)
Age in years   40.3 (16.5)
Gender: women 454 (50.0)  
Employment status: any job/ work paid in cash or kind 534 (59.-)  
Education
 None or nursery 392 (43.4)  
 Primary only 140 (15.5)  
 Above primary 372 (41.1)  
Ethnic group
 Mende 327 (36.2)  
 Temne 154 (17.0)  
 Kono 145 (16.0)  
 Other (9 groups plus ‘other’) 278 (30.7)  
Household size (number of people living in same household)   7.5 (4.02)