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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of left-behind children and non-left-behind children

From: Influence of social support and rearing behavior on psychosocial health in left-behind children

   LBC n (%) NLBC n(%) P value
n 401 527  
Age (years; mean ± standard deviation) 14.2 ± 1.8 14.2 ± 1.9 0.812
Gender Boy 193(48.1) 273(51.8) 0.268
Girl 208(51.9) 254(48.2)  
Grade Primary school 7–12 years 139(34.7) 178(33.8) 0.778
Middle school 13–15 years 262 (65.3) 349(66.2)  
Academic record Good 127(41.4) 180(58.6) 0.550
Medium 128(45.6) 153(54.4)  
Bad 118(42.0) 163(58.0)  
Relations with classmates Well 261(41.8) 364(58.2) 0.269
Normal 127(46.2) 148(53.8)  
Bad 8(57.1) 6(42.9)