Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the participants
Adolescents with parents affected by leprosy1)(nā€‰=ā€‰102) Adolescents with parents unaffected by leprosy2)(nā€‰=ā€‰115) p value3)
n (%) n (%)
Gender
Boys 50 (49.0) 56 (48.7) .962
Girls 52 (51.0) 59 (51.3)
Age
Mean (SD) 13.8 (1.6) 14.5 (1.3) .002
Category (years)
11 6 (5.9) 3 (2.6) .003
12 23 (22.5) 6 (5.2)
13 15 (14.7) 15 (13.0)
14 21 (20.6) 30 (26.1)
15 17 (16.7) 37 (32.2)
16 15 (14.7) 19 (16.5)
17 5 (4.9) 5 (4.3)
School grade 4)
1-5 37 (36.3) 0 (0.0) <.001
6-12 65 (63.7) 115 (100.0)
Residence of participants
Hostel 78 (76.5)
Leprosarium 24 (23.5)
Participants with one or both parents affected by leprosy
One parent 61 (59.8)
Both parents 41 (40.2)

1) The study was carried out in the hostels and leprosarium where they live.

2) A school-based study was carried out in two schools.

3) Gender, category (years), and school grade were analyzed by Chi- square test. Age was analyzed by t-test.

4) The education system of Nepal consists of 5 years of primary education , 3 years of lower secondary education, 2 years of secondary education , and 2 years of higher secondary education.

Yamaguchi et al.

Yamaguchi et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-22

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