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Table 2 Exposure to Traumatic Events among Participants (N = 413)

From: A comparative study of the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in Almajiris and public primary school pupils in Zaria, Northwest Nigeria

Traumatic event Almajiris Public school pupils χ2 p value
N = 213 frequency (%) N = 200 frequency (%)
Vehicle accidenta 34 (16.0) 3 (1.5) 26.15 <0.001
Witness accident 38 (17.8) 2 (1.0) 33.09 <0.001
Witness of disaster 43 (20.2) 7 (3.5) 26.63 <0.001
Witness of crime 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0)   0.231*
Victim of violence 1 (0.5) 1 (0.5)   1.000*
Traumatic news 158 (74.2) 151 (75.9) 0.159 0.690
Witness to domestic violence 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0)   0.231*
Physical abuse 23 (10.8) 3 (1.5) 14.92 <0.001
Sexual abuse 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0)   0.231*
  1. Figures in italics indicate significant values
  2. * Indicates Fisher’s exact statistic
  3. aIncluding motorcycle and bicycle accidents