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Table 1 Socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics of study participants in the Global School Health Sample for rural Uganda, 2003

From: Suicidal ideation and associated factors among school-going adolescents in rural Uganda

  Total
N = 1,506
Males
N = 784
Females
N = 676
  % (n) % (n) % (n)
Age (years)    
   11–13 13.4 (192) 10.2 (86) 14.3 (97)
   14 21.0 (301) 15.9 (126) 24.0 (168)
   15 29.4 (422) 28.6 (227) 26.7 (181)
   16–17 36.2 (519) 45.2 (345) 35.0 (230)
Gender    
   Females 46.3 (676) - -
   Males 53.7 (784) - -
Worry    
   No 54.5 (808) 25.1 (200) 24.3 (163)
   Yes 45.6 (676) 74.9 (584) 75.7 (513)
Loneliness    
   No 58.7 (857) 35.5 (264) 28.5 (190)
   Yes 41.3 (603) 64.5 (520) 71.5 (486)
Cigarette smoking    
   No 94.3 (1311) 92.1 (691) 96.8 (620)
   Yes 5.7 (74) 7.9 (55) 3.2 (19)
Drinking    
   No 82.3 (1071) 73.4 (553) 50.8 (518)
   Yes 17.7 (230) 26.6(200) 49.2(501)
Parental supervision    
   No 36.7 (537) 36.6 (286) 36.7 (251)
   Yes 63.3 (923) 63.4 (496) 63.3 (425)
Bullied    
   No 47.7 (610) 44.7 (306) 51.1 (304)
   Yes 52.3 (652) 55.3 (369) 48.9 (283)
Seriously considered suicide    
   No 78.0(1066) 78.7 (539) 76.5 (501)
   Yes 22.0 (300) 21.3 (146) 23.5 (154)
  1. Note: Missing values were not included in the calculation of percentages