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Table 1 Comparison of demographic characteristics between LBCa and non-LBC

From: The impact of parental migration on health status and health behaviours among left behind adolescent school children in China

 

Total

(N = 2986)

Non-LBC

(N = 2445)

LBC

(N = 541)

p-value

2 test)

Gender (%)

   

0.075

   Male

51.4

50.7

54.9

 

   Female

48.6

49.3

45.1

 

Age (year), Mean (SD)

14.2 (1.4)

14.3 (1.5)

13.7 (1.2)

< 0.001b

Ethnicity (%)

   

0.030

   Han

99.4

99.5

98.7

 

   Others

0.6

0.5

1.3

 

Grade (%)

   

< 0.001

   Year 1 of junior secondary school

57.8

54.2

74.3

 

   Year 2 of junior secondary school

19.5

20.3

15.7

 

   Year 1 of senior secondary school

22.7

25.5

10.0

 

Boarder in this term (%)

   

< 0.001

   Yes

12.5

13.7

6.6

 

   No

87.5

86.3

93.4

 

Father's education (%)

   

0.786

   Primary school and below

24.7

24.5

25.9

 

   Junior secondary school

53.0

53.2

52.0

 

   Senior secondary school and above

22.3

22.3

22.1

 

Father's occupation (%)

   

0.008

   Farmer

31.9

33

26.5

 

   Non-farmer

68.1

67

73.5

 

Mother's education (%)

   

0.005

   Primary school and below

56.1

57.2

51.0

 

   Junior secondary school

34.1

33.7

35.9

 

   Senior secondary school and above

9.8

9.1

13.2

 

Mother's occupation (%)

   

< 0.001

   Farmer

47.6

50.2

35.4

 

   Non-farmer

52.4

49.8

64.6

 

Living with grandparents (%)

   

0.608

   Yes

25.9

25.7

26.8

 

   No

74.1

74.3

73.2

 

House type (%)

   

0.352

   Single-storey house

47.0

49.3

47.4

 

   Multi-storey house

53.0

50.7

52.6

 

Having computer at home (%)

   

0.061

   No

68.2

67.4

72.0

 

   Yes, but not connected with internet

12.9

13.0

12.7

 

   Yes, already connected with internet

18.8

19.6

15.3

 
  1. a: LBC: Left Behind Children;
  2. b: t-test;
  3. Totals for all categories may not sum to 2986 due to missing data.