Table 1

Child and caregiver characteristics of the POFO sample

CHILD CHARACTERISTICS

(n = 1,473)


(categorical)

Number

Percent

Missing

Gender

0

Male

772

52.4

Female

701

47.6

Age

0

6-7 years

384

26.1

8-10 years

754

51.2

11-12 years

335

22.7

Relation to caregiver

0

Biological child

813

55.2

Other relative

635

43.1

Non-relative

25

1.7

Health

19

Very good, good

928

63.8

Good

408

28.1

Poor, very poor

118

8.1

Work/Labour status

7

Any Work

890

60.7

No Work

576

39.3

Categorized hours worked

0

<21 hours per week

618

70.8

21-27 hours per week

100

11.5

28 + hours per week

155

17.8

UNICEF child labour*

191

21.9

Education

Yes

1361

94.0

No

86

5.9

CAREGIVER CHARACTERISTICS

(n = 1464)

(categorical)

Number

Percent

Missing

Gender

4

Male

215

14.7

Female

1245

85.3

Age

61

<18 years

10

0.7

18-35 years

510

36.4

36-55 years

629

44.8

56 + years

254

18.1

Marital status

5

Married

385

26.4

Widowed

894

61.3

Never married & Other

180

12.3

Health

20

Very good, good

678

47.0

Fair

479

33.2

Poor, very poor

287

19.9

Earn an income

10

Yes

1033

71.1

No

421

29.0

(continuous)

Mean (sd)

Range

Age (in years)

42.5 (13.6)

11 to 89

Education (in years)

5.3 (4.3)

0 to 18

Children cared for (number)

2.8 (2.1)

0 to 19


* The UNICEF child labour variable includes = (work 28 or more hours per week) + (any youth <12 years of age working any number of hours for pay) + (any youth 12+ years of age or older working 14 or more hours per week for pay). The POFO dataset does not identify hazardous work, therefore potentially misses some children engaged in child labour.

Whetten et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-1

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