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Table 1 Characteristics (%) of cyber harassed 9th grade boys and girls. The Scania public health survey among children and adolescents, 2012

From: Subjective health complaints in adolescent victims of cyber harassment: moderation through support from parents/friends - a Swedish population-based study

  Boys p-valuea Girls p-valuea
Cyber harassed past year Cyber harassed past year
No (n = 3372; 86 %) Yes, once (n = 351; 9 %) Yes, several times (n = 189; 5 %) No (n = 3333; 80 %) Yes, once (n = 562; 13 %) Yes, several times (n = 287; 7 %)
Parental occupation
 Both parents working 83.5 78.8 75.3   80.4 74.8 74.6  
 One parent working 13.7 17.2 18.4   15.7 21.4 18.7  
 No parent working 2.8 4.1 6.3 0.007** 3.9 3.9 6.7 0.003**
Parental origin         
 Both parents born in Sweden 67.2 70.1 63.8   65.6 69.2 67.8  
 One parent born in Sweden, one abroad 11.9 9.9 16.2   11.3 13.2 15.5  
 Both parents born abroad 20.9 20.1 20.0 0.288 23.2 17.5 16.6 0.002**
Daily smoking
 No 95.1 91.1 77.3   94.8 90.3 83.8  
 Yes 4.9 8.9 22.7 0.000*** 5.2 9.7 16.2 0.000***
Intense alcohol consumption
 No 85.7 77.3 68.9   87.5 79.0 73.0  
 Yes 14.3 22.7 31.1 0.000*** 12.5 21.0 27.0 0.000***
Weight         
 Normal weight 77.1 73.3 71.2   88.6 89.3 85.9  
 Overweight 19.1 22.4 24.7   9.5 9.5 10.3  
 Obese 3.8 4.3 4.1 0.257 1.8 1.2 3.8 0.136
Disability
 No 77.4 67.3 58.5   80.1 72.0 65.0  
 Yes 22.6 32.7 41.5 0.000*** 19.9 28.0 35.0 0.000***
Bullied traditionally more than once a month
 No 97.5 91.6 71.5   97.8 94.5 76.8  
 Yes 2.5 8.4 28.5 0.000*** 2.2 5.5 23.2 0.000***
Easy to talk to friends if problems
 Yes 77.2 72.4 66.0   80.8 77.8 74.6  
 No 22.8 27.6 34.0 0.000*** 19.2 22.2 25.4 0.017*
Easy to talk to parents if problems
 Yes 68.5 55.2 47.9   63.1 52.0 46.2  
 No 31.5 44.8 52.1 0.000*** 36.9 48.0 53.8 0.000***
SHC-index 8–40b         
 Mean 15.2 17.6 20.8 0.000*** 18.9 22.1 24.8 0.000***
 Median 14 17 20   18 22 25  
 SD 5.3 5.5 7.8   6.0 6.1 6.8  
  1. Significance levels: *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
  2. aPearson chi-square test for all variables except SHC-index
  3. bOne-way ANOVA