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Table 4 Individual and familial characteristics of participants between remission of depression and persistence of depression across12 months (N = 435)

From: Persistence and remission of depressive symptoms and psycho-social correlates in Chinese early adolescents

Predictors Across 12 months t/x2
Remission of depression
(N = 233)
Persistence of depression
(N = 202)
n/% (M/SD) n/% (M/SD)
Individual factors
Age 12.47/.64 12.47/.67 .08
Gender    .83
 Male 118/50.6 92/45.5  
 Female 114/48.9 106/52.5  
 Missing 1/.4 4/2.0  
Siblings    11.18 **
 One Child 98/42.1 54/26.7  
 Non-one child 135/57.9 148/73.3  
 Missing 0 0  
Migrant status    .72
 Migrant students 50/21.5 50/24.8  
 Local students 182/78.1 150/74.3  
 Missing 1/.4 2/.1  
Positive Youth Development 4.46/.66 4.25/.73 3.09**
Familial factors
 Family intactness    7.09**
  Intactness 222/95.3 177/87.6  
  Non-intactness 10/4.3 22/10.9  
  Missing 1/.4 3/1.5  
 Father’s Education Level    9.26*
  Less than or middle school 76/32.6 80/39.6  
  High school or college 79/33.9 63/31.2  
  University 41/17.6 29/14.4  
  More than university 28/12.0 9/4.5  
  Missing data 9/3.9 21/10.4  
 Mother’s Education Level    4.75
  Less than or middle school 97/41.6 95/47.0  
  High school or college 69/29.6 55/27.2  
  University 41/17.6 22/10.9  
  More than university 18/7.7 11/5.4  
  Missing data 8/3.4 19/9.4  
Family Function 3.85/.77 3.57/.81 3.75***
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001