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Table 1 General characteristics of the samples

From: Body image as risk factor for emotional and behavioral problems among Chinese adolescents

  Boys (N = 1927) Girls (N = 1914) Total (N = 3841)
N or mean (% or SD) N or mean (% or SD) N or mean (% or SD)
Age 13.4 (0.7) 13.3 (0.8) 13.4 (0.8)
  < 13 586 (30.4) 681 (35.6) 1267 (33.0)
 13–14 922 (47.8) 832 (43.5) 1754 (45.7)
  ≥ 14 419 (21.9) 401 (20.9) 820 (21.3)
Father’s education
  < high school 815 (42.3) 831 (43.4) 1646 (42.9)
  ≥ high school 1112 (57.7) 1083 (56.6) 2195 (57.1)
Mother’s education
  < high school 905 (47.0) 838 (43.8) 1743 (45.4)
  ≥ high school 1022 (53.0) 1076 (56.2) 2098 (54.6)
House hold income level
 Under moderate 175 (9.1) 98 (5.1) 273 (7.1)
 Moderate 1461 (75.8) 1600 (83.6) 3061 (79.7)
 Over moderate 291 (15.1) 216 (11.3) 507 (13.2)
One child
 Yes 1256 (65.2) 1147 (59.9) 2403 (62.6)
 No 671 (34.8) 767 (40.1) 1438 (37.4)
Pubertal development stage
 Early 265 (13.8) 315 (16.5) 580 (15.1)
 On time 1364 (70.8) 1278 (66.8) 2642 (68.8)
 Late 298 (15.5) 321 (16.8) 619 (16.1)
Parents smoking
 Yes 1060 (55.0) 1078 (56.3) 2138 (55.7)
 No 867 (45.0) 836 (43.7) 1703 (44.3)
Emotional and behavioral problems*
 Emotional symptoms 204 (10.6) 244 (12.7) 448 (11.7)
 Conduct problems 241 (12.5) 128 (6.7) 369 (9.6)
 Hyperactivity problems 179 (9.3) 131 (6.8) 310 (8.1)
 Peer problems 268 (13.9) 248 (13.0) 516 (13.4)
 Prosocial behaviour 240 (12.5) 96 (5.0) 336 (8.7)
 Total difficulties 357 (18.5) 267 (13.9) 624 (16.2)
  1. *the proportion of “case” in every subscale of emotional and behavioral problems