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Table 1 Excerpts from meaning unit, subcategory to category

From: Refugee women’s experience of the resettlement process: a qualitative study

Meaning unit (extracts from the interviewsSub categoryCategory
“I miss my parents that are left in Iraq” (9)A sense of lonelinessSuffering from being separated from loved ones
“try to know what kind of people are here and in what way can I communicate more with them so that I learn Swedish” (1)The importance of learning the languageTo live with pressure to achieve the best possible life
“I have suffered from a terrible headache; and during 1 month, I was bedridden because of pain and was not able to do anything”To regain physical healthBalancing health and illness