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Table 2 Similarity and differences in indices of static family structure between the two categories of adolescents in institutional care in Nigeria

From: Different Points of a Continuum? Cross Sectional Comparison of the Current and Pre-contact Psychosocial Problems among the Different Categories of Adolescents in Institutional Care in Nigeria

Variable Adolescent on Criminal Code (N = 158) Cases of Child/Adolescent Neglect (N = 46) OR (95% CI) χ2 p
Family type
 Monogamous Vs. Polygamous 92(58) 22 (48) 1.50 (0.78 -2.94) 1.5 0.21
Parental marital status
 Single/separated/widowed Vs. Married/cohabiting 94 (60) 30 (65) 1.27 (0.67 -2.5.3) 0.5 0.48
Occupation of father
 Elementary occupation/unemployed Vs. Employed 100 (63.3) 18 (39.1) 2.68 (1.36 – 5.26) 8.5 0.003
Occupation of mother
 Elementary occupation/unemployed Vs. Employed 39 (24.7) 34(73.9) 0.11 (0.05 -0.24) 37.6 <0.001
Total number of mother’s children
 < 4 Vs. ≥ 4 88 (54) 22 (48) 0.26 (0.11 –1.60) 10.9 0.66
Total number of father’s children
 ≤ 4 Vs. > 4 64 (41) 26 (57) 0.52 (0.27 – 1.01) 3.7 0.54