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Table 1 Sample characteristics by ethnicity of female students (N = 5611), aged 14–16 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2003–2006

From: Attempted suicide of ethnic minority girls with a Caribbean and Cape Verdean background: rates and risk factors

  Dutch Creole-Surinamese Antillean Cape- Verdean
  N = 4691 N = 130 N = 357 N = 433
  %, mean (sd)a %, mean (sd)a %, mean (sd)a %, mean (sd)a
Socio-demographic factors
 Age
  14 56.6% 48.5% 36.4% 37.9%
  15 38.4% 36.2% 48.5% 51.3%
  16 4.9% 15.4% 15.1% 10.9%
 Level of Education
  Vocational Track 43.0% 76.0% 89.5% 82.0%
  Middle Track 25.7% 14.7% 6.8% 9.2%
  University Track 31.3% 9.3% 3.7% 8.8%
 SES score (−2.7–3.8)b 0.16 (1.13) 1.59 (1.35) 1.71 (1.12) 2.13 (1.09)
 Does not live with 2 biological parents (yes) 22.9% 71.1% 75.2% 55.0%
Trauma
 Sexual abuse (yes) 8.0% 9.2% 11.0% 8.9%
Problems
 Emotional problems (0–100) 73.9 (15.1) 70.7 (18.3) 72.2 (18.2) 73.9 (17.2)
 Aggressive behavior
  Never 75.4% 42.3% 40.8% 46.2%
  Occasional 21.5% 42.3% 46.2% 42.5%
  Frequent 3.1% 15.4% 13.0% 11.4%
  1. Note: SES Socio-Economic Status
  2. aBased on descriptive statistics
  3. bHighest socioeconomic status = −2.7