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Table 1 Frequency distribution of the 4,277 secondary school pupils by explanatory variables.

From: Body piercing and tattoo: awareness of health related risks among 4,277 Italian secondary school adolescents

VARIABLES   No. (%)
Sex Female 2,789 (65.18)
  Male 1,488(34.82)
Age <16 years 1,494 (34.89)
  17-18 years 1,501 (35.12)
  19+ years 1,282 (29.99)
School year 1st 1,566 (36.61)
  3rd 1,478 (34.56)
  5th 1,233 (28.83)
Residence (missing: 179) City centre 850 (20.74)
  City outskirt 979 (23.89)
  Town 412 (10.05)
  Small town 1,857 (45.31)
Province of residence (missing: 32) Belluno 509 (11.97)
  Verona 674 (15.90)
  Vicenza 402 (9.46)
  Padua 739 (17.42)
  Venice 554 (13.05)
  Treviso 621 (14.60)
  Rovigo 746 (17.59)
Satisfaction with physical appearance (missing 69) Yes 1,511 (35.93)
  Fairly 2,258 (53.65
  No 439 (10.42)
Single parent household No 3,806 (88.99)
  Yes 471 (11.01)
No. of siblings (95 missing) 0 779 (18.63)
  1 2,349 (56.17)
  2+ 1,054 (25.20)
Senior sibling of same sex No 3,963 (92.66)
  Yes 314 (7.34)
Father's age (missing: 409) <49 years 1,824 (47.16)
  49+ years 2,044 (52.84)
Mother's age (missing: 337) <47 years 2,058 (52.23)
  47+ years 1,882 (47.77)
Mother's education (missing: 144) Low 1,456 (35.23)
  Medium 2,007 (48.56)
  High 670 (16.21)
Father's education (missing: 216) Low 1,353 (33.32)
  Medium 1,917 (47.21)
  High 791 (19.48)
Attitude towards Piercing (missing: 100) Indifferent/Not interested 2,276 (54.49)
  Interested/Keen to try 1,061(25.40)
  Done 840 (20.11)
Attitude towards Tattoo (missing: 191) Indifferent/Not interested 1,900 (46.50)
  Interested/Keen to try 1,928 (47.19)
  Done 258 (6.31)
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