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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants at T1 and T2 and nonparticipants in the health survey for the entire cohort of residents affected by the fireworks disaster in Enschede

From: Are physical symptoms among survivors of a disaster presented to the general practitioner? A comparison between self-reports and GP data

Characteristic Participated at T1 & TT2 of the health survey N = 1116 Did not participate in the health survey N = 3285
Female gender % 54.8 45.7 ***
Age   
   18 – 24 10.0 22.8 ***
   25 – 44 45.0 39.9
   45 – 64 34.4 22.6
   ≥ 65 10.6 14.7
Family situation %   
   Living alone 33.1 47.3 ***
   Living with partner 59.9 43.1
   Child living with parents 2.2 4.4
   Single parent 4.8 5.2
Low educational level %   
Immigrant status % 25.7 23.4
Relocated % 19.1 23.9 ***
  1. *p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .0001