Table 1

Socio-demographic and truancy characteristics of pupils in grades 7-10 in Zambia, 2004

Total

Male

Female

Factor

n* (%)**

n* (%)**

n* (%)**


Age

< 14

463 (27.5)

156 (21.5)

263 (30.9)

14

386 (19.1)

156 (17.4)

219 (21.6)

15

513 (22.8)

260 (24.5)

238 (21.6)

16 +

708 (30.6)

394 (36.5)

306 (25.9)

Sex

Male

994 (53.9)

-

-

Female

1039 (46.1)

Grade

7

840 (56.5)

344 (55.1)

463 (57.3)

8

552 (20.7)

291 (21.0)

241 (20.4)

9 or 10

670 (22.8)

343 (23.9)

317 (22.3)

Hungry

Yes

1691 (82.5)

787 (82.3)

834 (83.4)

No

366 (17.5)

173 (17.7)

170 (16.6)

Peers kind and helpful

Yes

1292 (74.4)

592 (73.2)

636 (75.9)

No

452 (25.6)

222 (26.8)

210 (24.1)

Parents checked homework

Yes

1339 (74.5)

602 (73.1)

679 (77.0)

No

448 (25.5)

224 (26.9)

197 (23.0)

Parental supervision

Yes

1369 (77.4)

634 (78.1)

673 (77.2)

No

377 (22.6)

169 (21.9)

189 (22.9)

Bullied

Yes

949 (62.8)

431 (60.0)

466 (65.0)

No

610 (37.2)

314 (40.0)

274 (35.0)

Current alcohol drinking

Yes

528 (42.2)

217 (38.5)

283 (45.1)

No

805 (57.8)

388 (61.5)

388 (54.9)

Missed classes or school

Yes

1010 (58.8)

365 (58.1)

381 (58.4)

No

772 (41.2)

463 (41.9)

493 (41.6)


Frequencies not adding up because of missing information

* unweighted frequencies

** weighted percents

Muula et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:48   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-48

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