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Table 2 Comparison of predictors and dependent variables among migrants and local counterparts

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

Variables Migrant sample
(n = 712)
Local sample
(n = 303)
Chi/t-test
Social connections (Mean ± SD)    
Family cohesion 66.0 ± 11.4 70.3 ± 13.3 -4.936***
Peer association 25.9 ± 4.8 26.9 ± 4.4 -3.451**
Teacher relations 19.8 ± 3.9 19.7 ± 4.0 0.257
Social cohesion 21.8 ± 4.0 23.0 ± 4.2 -4.347***
Self-rated physical health (%)    
Excellent/good 60.5 51.8 6.629*
Poor 8.6 14.2 7.31**
Mental wellbeing (Mean ± SD)    
Depression 17.2 ± 9.5 15.6 ± 9.3 2.39*
Self-esteem 28.3 ± 4.4 29.9 ± 5.0 -5.061***
  1. *P < .05, **P < .01, ***P < .001