Table 1.

Characteristics of Victims and Controls Registered on Their Family Practitioner's List Between May 1999 and May 2001

Victim GroupsVictims (n = 9183)Controls (n = 7066)
Mean age (years)38.537.9
Children <15 years of age13.714.4
Low/medium SES*70.467.1
Psychological problems before disaster9.59.2
No contact with family practitioner5.86.4
  • All data presented as percentage, except mean age. SES, socioeconomic status.

  • * P < .001 (between victims and controls).