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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: Psychiatric morbidity of overseas patients in inner London: A hospital based study

   No of patients (n = 31) %
Gender
Female   13 42
Male   18 58
Age (years)
Range 23–52   
Mean 38   
Mean male age 35   
Mean female age 41   
Marital status
Single (14 male-7 female) 21 68
Married (all male) 3 10
Divorced (all female) 6 19
Widowed (male) 1 3
Nationality
EU nationals (includes five with adopted EU nationality)   22 71
Other nationalities   9 29
Ethnicity
White   26 84
Black   3 10
Other   2 6
Language
Did not speak English   2 6
Spoke basic English   15 48
Spoke fluent English   14 45
Required interpreter   17 55
Did not require interpreter   14 45
Mobility before arrival in England
Travelled directly to England   21 68
Travelled to other countries before arriving in England   10 32
Mental health on arrival in England
Unwell on arrival   23 74
Became unwell in England   4 13
Not ascertained   4 13
Purpose of travel to England
Tourism   20 65
To "escape persecution" in their country   5 16
To visit friends-relatives   5 16
Business   1 3
Support in England (other than statutory services)
None   26 84
From friends or relatives   5 16