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

Table 11

Presence of mental health symptoms over the past seven days.

Presence of mental health symptoms over the past seven daysIranian group
(%)
Sri Lankan group
(%)

Recurrent memories of most hurtful events
 Yes18 (60.0)18 (60.0)
 No12 (40.0)12 (40.0)
Feeling as though frightening event is happening again
 Yes15 (50.0)16 (53.3)
 No15 (50.0)14 (46.7)
Recurrent nightmares
 Yes9 (30.0)15 (50.0)
 No21 (70.0)15 (50.0)
Feeling detached or withdrawn
 Yes8 (26.7)7 (23.3)
 No22 (73.3)23 (76.7)
Inability to feel emotions
 Yes6 (20.0)4 (13.3)
 No24 (80.0)26 (86.7)
Feeling jumpy, easily startled
 Yes8 (26.7)19 (63.3)
 No22 (73.3)11 (36.7)
Difficulty concentrating
 Yes16 (53.3)15 (50.0)
 No14 (46.7)15 (50.0)
Trouble sleeping
 Yes15 (50.0)19 (63.3)
 No15 (50.0)11 (36.7)
Feeling on guard
 Yes13 (43.3)14 (46.7)
 No17 (56.7)16 (53.3)
Feeling irritable or angry outburst
 Yes19 (63.3)20 (66.7)
 No11 (36.7)10 (33.3)
Avoiding activities that trigger memories of trauma
 Yes17 (56.7)9 (30.0)
 No13 (43.3)21 (70.0)
Inability to remember parts of traumatic events
 Yes5 (16.6)4 (13.3)
 No25 (83.3)26 (86.7)
Less interest in daily activities
 Yes16 (53.3)10 (33.3)
 No14 (46.7)20 (66.7)
Feeling there is no future
 Yes10 (33.3)4 (13.3)
 No20 (66.7)26 (86.7)
Avoiding thoughts associated with past traumatic event
 Yes17 (56.7)8 (26.7)
 No13 (43.3)22 (73.3)
Sudden emotional or physical reaction when reminder of trauma
 Yes20 (66.7)7 (23.3)
 No10 (33.3)23 (76.7)
Nervousness or shakiness feelings
 Yes20 (66.7)20 (66.7)
 No10 (33.3)10 (33.3)
Feelings of worthlessness
 Yes8 (26.7)4 (13.3)
 No22 (73.3)26 (86.7)
Suddenly scared
 Yes7 (23.3)16 (53.3)
 No23 (76.7)14 (46.7)
Feeling lonely
 Yes17 (56.7)13 (43.3)
 No13 (43.3)17 (56.7)
Feel blue/very sad
 Yes18 (60.0)13 (43.3)
 No12 (40.0)17 (56.7)
Feeling no interest in things
 Yes10 (33.3)11 (36.7)
 No20 (66.7)19 (63.3)
Feeling fearful about things
 Yes11 (36.7)17 (56.7)
 No19 (63.3)13 (43.3)
Feeling hopeless about the future
 Yes9 (30.0)6 (20.0)
 No21 (70.0)24 (80.0)
Feeling tense or keyed up
 Yes18 (60.0)13 (43.3)
 No12 (40.0)17 (56.7)
Spells of terror or panic
 Yes4 (13.3)13 (43.3)
 No26 (86.7)17 (56.7)
Feeling restless and could not sit still
 Yes12 (40.0)15 (50.0)
 No18 (60.0)15 (50.0)
Thoughts of committing suicide
 Yes1 (3.33)1 (3.33)
 No29 (96.7)29 (96.7)

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