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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Accessing maternal and child health services in Melbourne, Australia: Reflections from refugee families and service providers

Cultural background of participants Site of recruitment No. of participants Mean time in Aus. (yrs) No. of children (A: born in Australia, O: born overseas) Who was the interpreter for focus group?
Karen Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 14 5.6 A: 15 Bilingual refugee mentor (also an accredited interpreter)
Burmese     O: 26  
Karen Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 29 5.5 A: 32 Bilingual refugee mentor (also an accredited interpreter)
Burmese     O: 50  
Karen Kindergarten 4 3.3 A: 4 Accredited Interpreter
Burmese     O: 7  
Iraqi Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 18 8.5 A: 38 Bilingual refugee mentor
Assyrian Chaldean     O: 12  
Iraqi Studying English at an adult English language centre organised by an cultural welfare agency 8 4.3 A: 11 Bilingual community representative
Assyrian Chaldean     O: 11  
Lebanese      
South Sudanese Playgroup organised by refugee mentor 7 6.3 A: 16 Bilingual refugee mentor
     O: 17  
Bhutanese Peer education program at community health service 7 1.6 A: 4 Accredited Interpreter
     O: 6