Table 1

Frequency distribution of the 4,277 secondary school pupils by explanatory variables.

VARIABLES

No. (%)


Sex

Female

2,789 (65.18)

Male

1,488(34.82)


Age

<16 years

1,494 (34.89)

17-18 years

1,501 (35.12)

19+ years

1,282 (29.99)


School year

1st

1,566 (36.61)

3rd

1,478 (34.56)

5th

1,233 (28.83)


Residence (missing: 179)

City centre

850 (20.74)

City outskirt

979 (23.89)

Town

412 (10.05)

Small town

1,857 (45.31)


Province of residence (missing: 32)

Belluno

509 (11.97)

Verona

674 (15.90)

Vicenza

402 (9.46)

Padua

739 (17.42)

Venice

554 (13.05)

Treviso

621 (14.60)

Rovigo

746 (17.59)


Satisfaction with physical appearance (missing 69)

Yes

1,511 (35.93)

Fairly

2,258 (53.65

No

439 (10.42)


Single parent household

No

3,806 (88.99)

Yes

471 (11.01)


No. of siblings (95 missing)

0

779 (18.63)

1

2,349 (56.17)

2+

1,054 (25.20)


Senior sibling of same sex

No

3,963 (92.66)

Yes

314 (7.34)


Father's age (missing: 409)

<49 years

1,824 (47.16)

49+ years

2,044 (52.84)


Mother's age (missing: 337)

<47 years

2,058 (52.23)

47+ years

1,882 (47.77)


Mother's education (missing: 144)

Low

1,456 (35.23)

Medium

2,007 (48.56)

High

670 (16.21)


Father's education (missing: 216)

Low

1,353 (33.32)

Medium

1,917 (47.21)

High

791 (19.48)


Attitude towards Piercing (missing: 100)

Indifferent/Not interested

2,276 (54.49)

Interested/Keen to try

1,061(25.40)

Done

840 (20.11)


Attitude towards Tattoo (missing: 191)

Indifferent/Not interested

1,900 (46.50)

Interested/Keen to try

1,928 (47.19)

Done

258 (6.31)


Number (No.) and percentage (%).

Cegolon et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:73   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-73

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