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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics between migrant and local adolescents

From: The effects of social connections on self-rated physical and mental health among internal migrant and local adolescents in Shanghai, China

Characters Migrant sample
(n = 712)
Local sample
(n = 303)
Chi/t-test
Gender (Female; %) 44.5 45.9 0.157
Age (Year, Mean ± SD) 13.8 ± 1.1 13.2 ± 1.0 9. 014***
Grade (%)    5.627
6 41.4 48.8  
7 31.7 30.0  
8 26.8 21.1  
Residence location (Village/suburb; %) 67.0 29.0 124.0***
Living in one's own house (Yes; %) 14.2 94.7 583.8***
Family income (RMB/month; %)    80.02***
< 3,000 34.4 18.5  
3,000-4,999 46.2 36.0  
5,000-10,000 13.3 35.3  
> 10,000 6.0 10.2  
Parental education (Father/mother; %)    147.6/212.2***
Middle school or less 71.8/83.6 36.0/38.9  
High school or professional school 21.2/11.2 31.7/31.4  
College or above 7.0/5.2 32.3/29.7  
Parental occupation (Father/mother; %)    94.51/82.49***
Low 48.9/54.1 16.5/26.1  
Middle 43.1/42.7 68.0/61.4  
High 8.0/3.2 15.5/12.5  
  1. *P < .05, **P < .01, ***P < .001