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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study sample

From: Child abuse in the West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territory (WB/oPt): social and political determinants

Variable Number Percentage (%)
Gender
 Male 575 51.9
 Female 532 48.1
Child’s age (years)
 Less than 6 568 51.3
 6 to 9 400 36.1
 10 to 12 139 12.6
Mother’s age
 16–29 242 21.9
 30–39 540 48.7
 40–49 284 25.7
 50 and above 41 3.7
Father’s age
 16–29 61 5.5
 30–39 423 38.2
 40–49 457 41.3
 50 and above 166 15.0
Family size   
 Up to 4 177 16.0
 5 to 7 660 59.6
 8 and more 270 24.4
Child’s position in family.
 First/Only child 107 9.7
 Middle child 325 29.4
 Last child 675 60.9
Family structure
 Nuclear 1028 92.9
 Extended 79 7.1
Education (mothers)
 Below secondary 648 58.5
 Secondary 209 18.9.
 Post-secondary 250 22.6
Education (father)
 Below secondary 673 60.8
 Secondary 194 17.5
 Post-secondary 240 21.7
Employment (mother)
 Employed 99 8.9
 Housewife or unemployed 1008 91.1
Employment (father)
 Laborer 333 30.1
 Middle class manager/landowner 656 59.3
 Unemployed 118 10.7
Number of persons working part-time in household
 No body 931 84.1
 1 to 4 persons 176 15.9
Dependency ratio
 No body 69 6.2
 1 to 3 persons 166 15.0
 4 and more 872 78.8
Child disability
 No 988 89.3
 Yes 119 10.7
Locality type
 Urban 412 37.2
 Rural 614 55.5
 Camp 81 7.3
Region
 North WB 507 45.8
 Center WB 252 22.8
 South WB 348 31.4
Refugee status
 Refugee 336 30.4
 Non refugee 771 69.6
Parental warmth levels
 Low 244 22.0
 Moderate to high 863 78.0
Political violence
 No 650 58.7
 Yes 457 41.3