Table 2

Prevalence of risk factors in sample
Risk factor N %
Problems in family social support network 3059 48.1
Living alongside members of armed groups 2530 39.8
Economic problems 1849 29.1
Problems in wider social support network 1374 21.6
Exposure to other violence (physical or psychological) 1004 15.8
Female abuse 1004 15.8
Forced displacement 952 15.0
Problems in social support network related to conflict 827 13.0
Violent death of significant person 655 10.3
Abandonment and negligence (object) 558 8.8
Death of significant person 560 8.8
Direct threat from armed group 549 8.6
Exposure to explosives 532 8.4
Witness to sexual violence against significant person 26 4.0
Victim of sexual violence 235 3.7
Abandonment and negligence (subject) 230 3.6
Unwanted pregnancy 2001 3.1
Child abuse 179 2.8
Disappearance of significant person 117 1.8
Detention or kidnapping of significant person 103 1.6
Patient is a member of an armed group 104 1.6
Displacement due to fumigation1 71 1.1
Witness to torture of significant person 69 1.1
Forced recruitment of significant person 55 0.9
No risk factors recorded 45 0.7

1 Aerial fumigation is used in Colombia to eradicate coca crops as part of government anti-cocaine trafficking measures. Those who rely on coca for their livelihood or those who have their food crops destroyed by the same process may be forced to leave their dwellings.

Bell et al.

Bell et al. Conflict and Health 2012 6:10   doi:10.1186/1752-1505-6-10

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