Table 2

Distribution of subjects involved in child labour by gender, education, family religion, custodian and number of children in the family. (n = 1675)

Involved in child labour

Not involved in child labour

Total

Characteristics

no (%)

no (%)

χ2

p-value

Gender

Male

514 (62.1)

314 (37.9)

828 (100.0)

Female

566 (66.8)

281 (33.2)

847 (100.0)

3.91

0.048

Level of schooling

Primary

891 (68.6)

409 (31.4)

1299 (100.0)

Secondary

189 (50.3)

187 (49.7)

376 (100.0)

42.8

< 0.0001

Religion

Christianity

631 (61.9)

388 (38.1)

1019 (100.0)

Islam

445 (68.3)

207 (31.7)

652 (100.0)

6.94

0.008*

Others

4 (100.0)

0 (0.0)

4 (100.0)

Custodian

Both parents

643 (65.8)

334 (34.2)

977 (100.0)

Single father

73 (54.1)

62 (45.9)

135 (100.0)

Single mother

196 (65.8)

102 (34.2)

298 (100.0)

Other relatives

165 (64.7)

90 (35.3)

255 (100.0)

Unrelated guardian

3 (30.0)

7 (70.0)

10 (100.0)

12.74

0.014

No. of children in the family

1

13 (46.4)

14 (53.6)

27 (100.0)

2 or 3

143 (58.6)

101 (41.4)

244 (100.0)

4 or 5

352 (62.7)

209 (37.3)

561 (100.0)

6 or 7

308 (68.6)

142 (31.4)

450 (100.0)

8 or 9

264 (67.2)

129 (32.8)

393 (100.0)

9.13

0.0025#


*Comparison was limited to Christians and Moslems because there were very few practitioners of other religions.

# Chi-square analysis for linear trend

Fetuga et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:2   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-5-2

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