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Table 2 Pre-departure Characteristics of the study participants

From: Common mental disorders and its associated factors and mental health care services for Ethiopian labour migrants returned from Middle East countries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Pre-departure Situation Number Percept (95% CI)
Knowledge of destination country’s language
 Yes 70 13.5% (95% CI= 10.6,16.6)
 No 447 86.5% (95% CI=83.4, 89.4)
Knowledge of destination country’s culture
 Yes 71 13.7%(95% CI=10.6, 16.8)
 No 446 86.3%(95% CI=83.2, 89.4)
Knowledge about the type of works supposed to do
 Yes 67 13.0%(95% CI=10.0, 16.4)
 No 450 87.0%(95% CI=83.6,90.0)
Had the required skill for the work supposed to do
 Yes 57 11.0%(95% CI=8.3, 14.1)
 No 460 89.0%(95% CI=85.9, 91.7)
Family pressure to migrate
 Yes 55 10.6%(95% CI=8.1, 13.2)
 No 462 89.4%(95% CI=86.8, 91.9)
Loan for the journey
 Yes 249 48.2%(95% CI=44.1, 52.2)
 No 268 51.8%(95% CI=47.8, 55.9)
Presence of mentally ill person in the family
 Yes 14 2.7%(95% CI=1.4, 4.3)
 No 503 97.3%(95% CI=95.7, 98.6)