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Research Article

Violence against Women: An Exploration of the Physical and Mental Health Trends among Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada

Table 1

Demographics of study participants.

Demographic characteristicsIranian group
(%)
Sri Lankan group
(%)

Age
 21–30 years5 (16.7)8 (26.7)
 31–40 years17 (56.7)8 (26.7)
 41–50 years3 (10.0)8 (26.7)
 >50 years4 (13.3)6 (20.0)
Education
 Elementary school1 (3.33)1 (3.33)
 High school7 (23.3)8 (26.7)
 College/university20 (66.7)9 (30.0)
 Postgraduate2 (6.67)6 (20.0)
Ability to read and write in mother tongue
 Can read but not write1 (3.33)1 (3.33)
 Can read and write29 (96.7)29 (96.7)
Ability to speak in English
 None/poor4 (13.3)2 (6.67)
 Good18 (60.0)17 (56.7)
 Very good8 (26.7)7 (23.3)
 Excellent04 (13.3)
Past employment in home country
 Yes23 (76.7)8 (26.7)
 No7 (23.3)22 (73.3)
Current marital status
 Never married2 (6.67)1 (3.33)
 Married25 (83.3)25 (83.3)
 Divorced/separated2 (6.67)0
 Widowed1 (3.33)3 (10.0)
Location of current husband/partner
 Living together in new country22 (73.3)25 (83.3)
 Living apart in new country01 (3.33)
 Living in another country3 (10.0)0
 No response5 (16.7)4 (13.3)
Transit location after leaving home country
 No transit location26 (86.7)10 (33.3)
 Transit location (e.g., refugee camp, detention centre, other  country)4 (13.3)18 (60.0)
 No response02 (6.67)
Number of children
 No children5 (16.7)7 (23.3)
 1–3 children23 (76.7)20 (66.7)
 ≥4 children2 (6.67)3 (10.0)

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