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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of participants in the different treatment groups.

From: Treating children traumatized by war and Tsunami: A comparison between exposure therapy and meditation-relaxation in North-East Sri Lanka

  KIDNET (n = 16) Meditation-Relaxation (n = 15)
Age in years: M (SD) 11.6 (2.0) 12.3 (2.0)
Sex: N (%)   
   Male 10 (62.5) 7 (46.7)
   Female 6 (37.5) 8 (53.3)
Years attending school: M (SD) 6.7 (2.0) 6.6 (2.0)
Father: N (%)   
   dead 2 (12.5) 3 (20.0)
   alive 14 (87.5) 12 (80.0)
Mother: N (%)   
   dead 1 (6.3) 2 (13.3)
   alive 15 (93.7) 13 (86.7)
No. of dead siblings: M (SD) 0.7 (1.0) 1.0 (1.2)
No. of physical complaints: M (SD) 1.8 (1.3) 1.8 (1.3)
Traumatic event types: M (SD) 4.4 (1.9) 4.7 (2.3)
PTSD symptom score: M (SD) 37.9 (14.8) 36.7 (14.9)
Worst event: N (%)   
   Tsunami 14 (87.5) 11 (73.3)
   other 2 (12.5) 4 (26.7)
Affected by traumatic war experiences:   
   No 6 (37.5) 4 (26.7)
   Yes 10 (62.5) 11 (73.3)
  1. Note. χ2 tests and t-tests did not show any significant group differences