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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of children from migrant and comparative non-migrant households

From: Risk of mental health and nutritional problems for left-behind children of international labor migrants

  Left-behind children (%) Comparative children (%) Group difference (chi 2 , df, p-value)
Age    0.12 (3), p = 0.950
1-4 yrs 77 (20.0) 83 (21.6)  
5-8 yrs 104 (27.0) 99 (25.7)  
9-12 yrs 91 (23.6) 91 (23.6)  
13-17 yrs 113 (29.4) 112 (29.1)  
Gender 0.52 (1), p = 0.471
Male 195 (50.6) 205 (53.2)  
Female 190 (49.4) 180 (46.8)  
Vaccination status a 0.65 (1), p = 0.422
Completed 103 (95.4) 103 (92.8)  
Not completed 5 (4.6) 8 (7.2)  
Children with special needs b 1.41 (1), p = 0.236
Need of special care 5 (4.6) 2 (1.8)  
  1. aVaccination status of children under 5 years according to National Expanded Program in Immunization (EPI) schedule.
  2. bChildren with special needs are defined as those having a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and require health and rehabilitative services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.