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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants in each group n (%)/M (SD)

From: Mental health status compared among rural-to-urban migrant, urban and rural school-age children in Guangdong Province, China

VariablesMigrant
(n = 372)
Urban
(n = 254)
Rural
(n = 268)
Gender
 Male201 (54.0)137 (53.9)109 (40.7)
 Female171 (46.0)117 (46.1)159 (59.3)
Age11.52 ± 0.7011.46 ± 0.5713.02 ± 2.14
 11–13367 (98.7)253 (99.6)185 (69.0)
 14–175 (1.3)1 (0.4)83 (31.0)
Insurance status
 Uninsured58 (15.6)3 (1.2)35 (13.1)
 Insured314 (84.4)251 (98.8)233 (86.9)
Father’s education level
 Primary education or less50 (13.4)8 (3.1)43 (16.0)
 Secondary education277 (74.5)97 (38.2)177 (66.1)
 University45 (12.1)149 (58.7)48 (17.9)
Mother’s education level
 Primary education or less90 (24.2)7 (2.8)92 (34.3)
 Secondary education251 (67.5)110 (43.3)169 (63.1)
 University31 (8.3)137 (53.9)7 (2.6)
Living with parents
 Yes353 (94.9)245 (96.5)189 (70.5)
 No19 (5.1)9 (3.5)79 (29.5)
Communicating with parents
 Often242 (65.1)197 (77.6)148 (55.2)
 Seldom130 (34.9)57 (22.4)120 (44.8)
Monthly household income (RMB)
 Less than 3000257 (69.1)69 (27.2)237 (88.4)
 No less than 3000115 (30.9)185 (72.8)31 (11.6)
Family climate
 Satisfactory290 (78.0)209 (82.3)80 (29.9)
 Unsatisfactory82 (22.0)45 (17.7)188 (70.1)
Getting on well with teachers
 Yes304 (81.7)215 (84.6)82 (30.6)
 Not68 (18.3)39 (15.4)186 (69.4)
School achievement
 Good164 (44.1)145 (57.1)119 (44.4)
 Poor208 (55.9)109 (42.9)149 (55.6)
  1. M Mean, SD Standard deviation