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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Mental health status among Burmese adolescent students living in boarding houses in Thailand: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total (n = 304)
   n (%)
Gender Male 163 (53.6)
  Female 141 (46.4)
Age (years) Median, Range 16 12–18
  Inter-quartile range (25%: 15, 75%: 17)
Language Burmese 208 (68.4)
  Karen 96 (31.6)
Length of residence in 0–5 months 63 (20.7)
Thailand 6–11 months 19 (6.3)
  More than 1 year 222 (73.0)
  Median, Range of years 3 1–18
  Inter-quartile range of years (25%: 2, 75%: 6)
Length of residence in 0–5 months 92 (30.3)
boarding houses 6–11 months 21 (6.9)
  More than 1 year 191 (62.8)
  Median, Range of years 3 1–11
  Inter-quartile range of years (25%: 2, 75%: 5)
Whereabouts of parents Both parents in Myanmar 191 (62.8)
  Both parents in Thailand 36 (11.8)
  Father and mother both dead and mother is in Myanmar 20 (6.6)
  Father in Thailand, Mother in Myanmar 9 (3.0)
  Father dead, Mother in Thailand 9 (3.0)
  Other 39 (12.8)