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Table 1 Characteristics of Respondents

From: Intra-grade variability in educational and psychosocial competencies of school going adolescent girls, in the coastal region of Kenya: implications for school based interventions

Variable 10–14 years
n (%)
15 and above
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Total 1971 (56.5) 1518 (43.5) 3489
Religion
 Christian 1675 (85.0) 1270 (83.7) 2945 (84.4)
 Islam 261 (13.2) 194 (12.8) 455 (13.0)
 No religion/ other 35 (1.8) 54 (3.6) 89 (2.6)
Parental Survival Status
 Only mother alive 233 (11.8) 222 (14.6) 455 (13.1)
 Only father alive 36 (1.8) 41 (2.7) 77 (2.2)
 Both parents alive 1631 (82.8) 1220 (80.4) 2851 (81.8)
 Parents not alive 28 (1.4) 22 (1.5) 50 (1.4)
 Don’t know if father alive 43 (2.2) 11 (0.7) 54 (1.6)
Who does participant live with
 Mother, not father 506 (25.7) 393 (25.9) 899 (25.8)
 Father, not mother 56 (2.8) 55 (3.6) 111 (3.2)
 Both mother and father 1109 (56.3) 860 (56.7) 1969 (56.4)
 Neither mother nor father 300 (15.2) 210 (13.8) 510 (14.6)
Household Socio-Economic Status (n(%))
 Quintile 1 (poorest households) 303 (15.4) 395 (26.0) 698 (20.0) a
 Quintile 2 343 (17.4) 355 (23.4) 698 (20.0)
 Quintile 3 370 (18.8) 327 (21.5) 697 (19.9)
 Quintile 4 430 (21.8) 268 (17.7) 698 (20.0)
 Quintile 5 (least poor households) 524 (26.6) 173 (11.4) 697 (20.0)
  1. ap < 0.001 (Chi squared test)