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Table 5 Sociodemographic characteristics of children

From: Health monitoring among asylum seekers and refugees: a state-wide, cross-sectional, population-based study in Germany

  Male Female Total
Age at interview n (%) n (%) n (%)
0–11 months 8 (21.1) 3 (7.0) 11 (13.6)
1–4 years 10 (26.3) 14 (32.6) 24 (29.6)
5–9 years 9 (23.7) 10 (23.3) 19 (23.5)
10–17 years 11 (28.9) 16 (37.2) 27 (33.3)
N (%) 38 (100.0) 43 (100.0) 81 (100.0)
Months since arrival in Germany n (%) n (%) n (%)
0–6 months 0 (0.0) 2 (5.3) 2 (2.9)
6–12 months 13 (41.9) 7 (12.4) 20 (28.9)
13–15 months 5 (16.1) 12 (31.5) 17 (24.6)
16–23 months 10 (32.3) 14 (36.8) 24 (34.8)
24–36 months 3 (9.7) 3 (7.9) 6 (8.7)
N (%) 31 (100.0) 38 (100.0) 69 (100.0)
Residence status (parents) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Asylum seeker 19 (59.4) 23 (62.2) 42 (60.9)
Asylum granted 6 (18.8) 7 (18.9) 13 (18.8)
Toleration (‘Duldung’) 3 (9.4) 2 (5.4) 5 (7.2)
Asylum status rejected 4 (12.5) 5 (13.5) 9 (13.0)
N (%) 32 (100.0) 37 (100.0) 69 (100.0)
Subjective social status in Germany (parents) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Low 19 (65.5) 24 (70.6) 43 (68.2)
Middle 6 (20.7) 9 (26.5) 15 (23.8)
High 4 (13.8) 1 (2.9) 5 (8.0)
Total 29 (100.0) 34 (100.0) 63 (100.0)
Subjective social status in country of origin (parents) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Bottom 13 (44.8) 17 (47.2) 30 (46.2)
Middle 10 (34.5) 8 (22.3) 18 (27.7)
Top 6 (20.7) 11 (30.5) 17 (26.1)
N (%) 29 (100.0) 36 (100.0) 65 (100.0)
Nationality (parents) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Afghanistan 10 (25.6) 9 (22.0) 19 (23.8)
Cameroon 1 (2.6) 1 (2.4) 2 (2.5)
Iran 1 (2.6) 2 (4.9) 3 (3.8)
Iraq 6 (15.4) 5 (12.2) 11 (13.8)
Macedonia 1 (2.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3)
Nigeria 3 (7.7) 4 (9.8) 7 (8.8)
Russia 3 (7.7) 3 (7.3) 6 (7.5)
Syria 8 (20.5) 3 (7.3) 11 (13.8)
Turkey 2 (5.1) 5 (12.2) 7 (8.8)
Other 4 (10.3) 9 (22.0) 13 (16.3)
N (%) 39 (100.0) 41 (100.0) 80 (100.0)
  1. N, n: absolute frequency. Figures in brackets: column percentage