Table 1

Demographics of the adult Lebanese participants injured by cluster munitions and diagnosed with PTSD in 2006 (n=239)

Demographic traitNumber (%)
Male224 (94)
Female15 (6)
Mean age (years)±SD27±4.3
Age range (years)(18, 67)
Mean time since injury (months) ±SD2.2±1.2
Hospitalised230 (96)
Discharged from emergency room9 (4)
Severe functional impairment*141 (59)
Family support228 (95)
Religious220 (92)
  • *Severe functional impairment was measured using the Fares Scale of injuries due to cluster munition explosions (grades II–IV were considered severe).

  • PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.