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Table 2 The distribution (%) of the socioeconomic measures of the study subjects by gender

From: Substance use and risky sexual behaviours among sexually experienced Ghanaian youth

Variable Material affluence scale (N = 1126) Boys (N = 498) Girls (N = 659)
Poorest 21.9 16.5
Second poorest 23.1 14.7
Average 20.5 19.3
Affluent 13.9 21.9
Most Affluent 15.7 21.2
Missing 5.0 6.4
Family structure (N = 1189)
Both parents dead 5.4 2.0
Only one parent alive 17.9 16.7
Both parents alive but not living together 21.9 21.2
Nuclear family 54.4 59.5
Missing 0.4 0.6
School performance (N = 1188)
Below average 8.6 16.5
Average 48.4 54.2
Above average 42.2 28.8
Missing 0.8 0.5
Plans after graduation (N = 1186)
Won’t continue schooling 14.3 10.2
Continue schooling 84.3 89.5
missing 1.4 0.3