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Table 1 Sociodemographic and migration related factors, N = 353

From: Use of health care services among Syrian refugees migrating to Norway: a prospective longitudinal study

SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS BASELINE FOLLOW-UP
Gender (n, %)   
Women 181 (51) -
Men 171 (49) -
Age in years (median, IQR) 34 (27–41) -
Native tongue (n, %)   
Arabic 335 (95) -
Kurmanji 15 (4) -
Marital status (n, %)   
Married 265 (75) 260 (75)
Number of children (median, IQR) 3 (2–4) 3 (2–4)
Education in years (median, IQR) 8 (6–10) 8 (6–9)
High health literacya (n, %) 195 (56) 23 (7)
High social supportb (n, %) 123 (35) 210 (60)
HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE   
Good Self-rated health (n, %) 203 (58) 221 (63)
Poor self-rated health (n, %) 67 (19) 51(15)
Physical health (WHOQOL-BREF domain 1) (mean, SD) 13.7 (2.7) 15.6 (2.8)
Psychological health (WHOQOL-BREF domain 2) (mean, SD) 12.8 (2.7) 14.5 (2.3)
Social relationships (WHOQOL-BREF domain 3) (mean, SD) 13.7 (2.9) 15.3 (2.8)
Environment (WHOQOL-BREF domain 4) (mean, SD) 8.9 (2.4) 14.0 (2.2)
MIGRATION RELATED FACTORS   
Time since flight from Syria at baseline in years (median, IQR) 5 (4–6) -
Time since arrival in Lebanon at baseline in years (median, IQR) 5 (4–5) -
Been in other transit country before Lebanon (n, %) 20 (6) -
No residence permit in Lebanon at baseline (n, %) 242 (69) -
Migrating alone to Lebanon (n, %) 55 (16) -
Length of stay in Norway at follow-up in months (median, IQR) - 14 (12–15)
Experience of pre-migration trauma (n, %) 135 (40) -
  1. aHigh health literacy defined as scores ≤ 2 (Likert scale from 1 to 5). bHigh social support defined as > 2 on at least two of the seven ESSI items and a total score of > 18, range for ESSI 0–22.