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Table 1 General characteristics of the participants

From: Depressive symptoms among orphans and vulnerable adolescents in childcare homes in Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n %
Total 602 100.0
Sex
 Male 295 49.0
 Female 307 51.0
Age (years)
  < 15 268 46.6
  ≥ 15 334 55.4
Education
 Primary 40 6.6
 Secondary 549 91.2
 High school 13 2.2
Ethnicity
 Indigenous 194 32.2
 Dalit 150 24.9
 Chhetri 116 19.3
 Brahmin 83 13.8
 Others 59 9.8
Age of the entrance (years)
  < 5 152 25.2
 5–10 327 54.3
 11–15 120 19.9
  > 15 3 0.5
Duration of stay in CCH (years)
  < 1 31 5.1
 1–5 188 31.2
 5–10 303 50.3
  > 10 80 13.3
Orphanhood status
 No 270 44.9
 Yes 332 55.1
  Parental orphan (father died) 156 46.9
  Maternal orphan (mother died) 64 19.2
  Double orphan (both parents died) 112 33.7
Knowing parents’ home
 Yes 517 85.9
  No 85 14.1
Having relatives
 Yes 509 84.6
 No 93 15.4
Cared by parents
 Yes 467 77.6
 No 135 22.4