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Table 1 Bivariate analysis of proportions of serious injury among in-school adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa

From: Prevalence and psychosocial factors associated with serious injuries among in-school adolescents in eight sub-Saharan African countries

Variable Weighted N Weighted % Injured once or multiple times
Yes (%) No (%) P-value
Age 0.458
 14 years or younger 6082 40.6 45.6 54.4  
 15 years or older 8885 59.4 45.1 54.9  
Sex < 0.001
 Female 6955 46.5 43.8 56.2  
 Male 8012 53.5 46.6 53.4  
Felt hungry < 0.001
 No 13,550 90.5 44.2 55.8  
 Yes 1417 9.5 55.2 44.8  
Felt lonely < 0.001
 No 13,489 90.1 43.8 56.2  
 Yes 1478 9.9 59.0 41.0  
Bullied < 0.001
 No 9905 66.2 33.8 66.2  
 Yes 5062 33.8 67.7 32.3  
Felt anxious < 0.001
 No 13,536 90.4 43.3 56.7  
 Yes 1431 9.6 63.8 36.2  
Physical fight < 0.001
 No 10,597 70.8 36.3 63.7  
 Yes 4370 29.2 67.1 32.9  
Physical attack < 0.001
 No 8500 56.8 36.0 64.0  
 Yes 6467 43.2 57.5 42.5  
Suicidal ideation < 0.001
 No 12,918 86.3 43.2 56.8  
 Yes 2049 13.7 58.1 41.9  
Suicidal plan < 0.001
 No 12,970 86.7 43.2 56.8  
 Yes 1997 13.3 58.8 41.2  
Suicidal attempt < 0.001
 No 12,916 86.3 42.0 58.0  
 Yes 2051 13.7 66.0 34.0  
Current alcohol use < 0.001
 No 13,191 88.1 43.7 56.3  
 Yes 1776 11.9 57.2 42.8  
Current cigarette smoking < 0.001
 No 14,423 96.4 44.3 55.7  
 Yes 544 3.6 71.2 28.8  
Current marijuana use < 0.001
 No 14,684 98.1 44.6 55.4  
 Yes 283 1.9 82.6 17.4  
Current tobacco use < 0.001
 No 14,362 96.0 44.0 56.0  
 Yes 605 4.0 76.8 23.2  
Close friends 0.259
 No 1385 9.3 42.5 57.5  
 Yes 13,582 90.7 45.6 54.4  
Truancy < 0.001
 No 10,825 72.3 40.7 59.3  
 Yes 4142 27.7 57.4 42.6  
Peer support < 0.001
 No 9818 65.6 47.0 53.0  
 Yes 5149 34.4 42.1 57.9  
Parent or guardian supervision 0.631
 No 7482 50.0 47.1 52.9  
 Yes 7485 50.0 43.5 56.5  
Parent or guardian connectedness < 0.001
 No 8965 59.9 46.6 53.4  
 Yes 6002 40.1 43.3 56.7  
Parent or guardian bonding < 0.001
 No 9141 61.1 46.8 53.2  
 Yes 5826 38.9 42.9 57.1  
Parent or guardian respect for privacy < 0.001
 No 4199 28.1 55.3 44.7  
 Yes 10,768 71.9 41.4 58.6  
  1. P-values were generated from the chi-square test