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

Table 10

Presence of physical symptoms in the past four weeks.

Presences of physical symptoms in the past four weeksIranian group
(%)
Sri Lankan group
(%)

Headaches
 Yes30 (100)30 (100)
 No00
Fainting/losing consciousness
 Yes04 (13.3)
 No30 (100)26 (86.7)
Dizzy spells
 Yes3 (10.0)6 (20.0)
 No27 (90.0)24 (80.0)
Weight loss
 Yes2 (6.67)9 (30.0)
 No28 (93.3)21 (70.0)
Trouble remembering things
 Yes10 (33.3)11 (36.7)
 No20 (66.7)19 (63.3)
Dental pain
 Yes4 (13.3)9 (30.0)
 No26 (86.7)21 (70.0)
Facial injuries
 Yes01 (3.33)
 No30 (100)29 (96.7)
Breathing problems
 Yes1 (3.33)10 (33.3)
 No29 (96.7)20 (66.7)
Upset stomach and vomiting
 Yes5 (16.7)13 (43.3)
 No25 (83.3)17 (56.7)
Back pain
 Yes17 (56.7)18 (60.0)
 No13 (43.3)12 (40.0)
Colds, infections, and flu
 Yes10 (33.3)15 (50.0)
 No20 (66.7)15 (50.0)
Painful urination
 Yes01 (3.33)
 No30 (100)29 (96.7)
Incontinence of bladder and bowel
 Yes1 (3.33)11 (36.7)
 No29 (96.7)19 (63.3)
Unusual vaginal bleeding/discharge
 Yes1 (3.33)4 (13.3)
 No29 (96.7)26 (86.7)
Excess vaginal bleeding/discharge
 Yes01 (3.33)
 No30 (100)29 (96.7)
Pelvic pain
 Yes6 (20.0)16 (53.3)
 No24 (80.0)14 (46.7)

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