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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the major study variables (N = 574)

From: World assumptions, posttraumatic stress and quality of life after a natural disaster: A longitudinal study

Variable n (%)/M (SD)
Number of participants from household  
 One 393 (68.5%)
 Two 156 (27.2%)
 Three 21 (3.7%)
 Four 4 (0.7%)
Sex  
 Male 261 (45.5%)
 Female 313 (54.5%)
Age at time of tsunami, years, mean (SD) 42.6 (12.7)
Exposure  
 Not exposed 105 (18.3%)
 Exposed, but no danger 262 (45.6%)
 In danger 207 (36.1%)
  1. Note: Demographic variables and exposure were assessed six months post-tsunami.