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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of children and their families for the injury and control groups

From: Unintentional childhood injury: a controlled comparison of behavioral characteristics

Variables Boys   Girls  
Injury group Control group p-value Injury group Control group p-value
(n = 69) (n = 75) (n = 47) (n = 48)
Child mean agea 8.05 ± 0.21 7.93 ± 1.74 0.671 8.06 ± 1.67 8.12 ± 1.59 0.705
Mother’s educationb    <0.01    0.011
 Primary school and below 1(1.4 %) 0 0 0
 Middle school 33(47.8 %) 65(86.7 %) 20(42.6 %) 9(18.8 %)
 College and above 35(50.7 %) 10(13.3 %) 27(57.4 %) 39(81.3 %)
Father’s educationb    <0.01    <0.01
 Primary school and below 1(1.4 %) 0 1(2.1 %) 0
 Middle school 30(43.5 %) 70(93.3 %) 24(50.1 %) 6(12.5 %)
 College and above 38(55.1 %) 5(6.7 %) 22(46.8 %) 42(87.5 %)
Marital status of familyb    0.013    0.096
 Married 63(91.3 %) 74(98.6) 44(93.6 %) 46(95.8 %)
 Divorced/Single 3(4.3 %) 1(1.4 %) 2(4.3 %) 1(2.1 %)
 Remarried 3(4.3 %) 0 1(2.1 %) 1(2.1 %)
Family Typeb    0.083    0.057
 Single-parent family 3(4.3 %) 1(1.3 %) 2 (4.3 %) 1(2.1 %)
 Nuclear family 49(71 %) 64(85.3 %) 31(66 %) 41(85.4 %)
 Extended family 17(24.7 %) 10(13.4 %) 13(27.7 %) 6(12.5 %)
Primary caregiver for childb    0.024    0.111
 Parent(s) 45(66.7 %) 55(73.3 %) 35(74.5 %) 36(75 %)
 Grandparent(s) 13(18.8) 5(6.7 %) 9(19.1 %) 3(6.3 %)
 Babysitter 3(4.3 %) 0 1(2.1 %) 3(6.3 %)
 Other 8(10.2 %) 15(20 %) 2(4.3 %) 6(12.4 %)
Household income (per person per month in yuan)b    0.369    0.081
 <1000 8(11.6 %) 10(13.3 %) 12(25.5 %) 3(6.3 %)
 1000–3000 23(33.3) 30(40 %) 14(34 %) 18(37.5 %)
 3000–5000 32(46.4 %) 30(40 %) 16(29.8 %) 24(50 %)
 >5000 6(8.7 %) 5(6.7 %) 5(10.6 %) 3(6.3 %)
Place of injuryb       
 School 26(37.5 %)    13(28.6 %)   
 Home 23(32.7 %)    19(39.7 %)   
 Playground 11(15.4 %)    6(12.7 %)   
 Street 10(14.4 %)    9(19 %)   
  1. Note: aThe comparison of variable (age) was done using t-test, bThe comparison of categorical variables including (Mother’s education, Father’s education, Marital status of family, Family Type, Caregiver for child, Household income) were done the cross tabulation analysis