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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants [N = 3,793]

From: Does food insecurity link to suicidal behaviors among in-school adolescents? Findings from the low-income country of sub-Saharan Africa

VariablesCategoriesn[%]
GenderMale1819 [47·9]
Female1974 [52·1]
Age≤12 yrs.681 [18·0]
13–17 yrs.2987 [78·7]
> 17 yrs.125 [3·3]
School levelPrimary school2085 [55·0]
Secondary school1703 [44·9]
Other grade5 [0·1]
Food insecurityYes254 [6·7]
No3539 [93·3]
LonelinessYes283 [7·5]
No3510 [92·5]
AnxietyYes237 [6·2]
No3556 [93·8]
Suicide ideationYes536 [14·1]
No3257 [85·9]
Suicide attemptYes422 [11·1]
No3371 [88·9]
Parent-child attachmentYes1455 [38·4]
No2338 [61·6]