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Table 1 The description of left-behind children on basic characteristics (n = 1076)

From: Depressive symptoms and associated factors among left-behind children in China: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Age
 11–15 606 56.32
 15–18 470 43.68
Gender
 Male 445 41.36
 Female 631 58.64
Grades
 Grades 7 291 27.04
 Grades 8 218 20.26
 Grades 9 220 20.45
 Grades 10 163 15.15
 Grades 11 132 12.27
 Grades 12 52 4.83
Family income
 High 33 3.07
 Middle 795 73.88
 Low 248 23.05
Parental relationship
 Good 670 62.27
 Middle 321 29.83
 Poor 85 7.90
Parents’ expectation
 High 626 58.18
 Middle 441 40.99
 Low 9 0.84
Academic stressor
 Low 16 1.49
 Middle 528 49.07
 High 532 49.44
Parent-child relationship
 Good 444 41.26
 Middle 590 54.83
 Poor 42 3.90
Teacher-student relationship
 Good 545 50.65
 Middle 504 46.84
 Poor 27 2.51
Peer relationship
 Good 721 67.01
 Middle 344 31.97
 Poor 11 1.02
Substance abuse
 No 955 88.75
 Yes 121 11.25