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Table 1 Background characteristics of the sample overall and stratified by gender (6,462 Slovak adolescents aged 11–15 years old, HBSC Study 2018)

From: Adolescents exposed to discrimination: are they more prone to excessive internet use?

  Total sample
N = 6462 (100%)
Boys
N = 3203 (49.6%)
Girls
N = 3259 (50.4%)
Difference Boys/Girls
p-value
Discriminated because of
 Gender (n, %) 891 (13.8) 430 (13.4) 461 (14.1) ns
 Physical appearance (n, %) 1164 (18.0) 512 (16.0) 652 (20.0) ***
 Culture/ SC/L (n, %) 316 (4.9) 184 (5.7) 132 (4.1) **
 Unfavorable family situation (n, %) 315 (4.9) 175 (5.5) 140 (4.3) *
 EIU (range 5 (low) – 20 (high)) (Mean, SD, t-test) 7.68 (2.9) 7.70 (3.1) 7.65 (2.7) ns
  1. Missing values N (%): discrimination because of gender 1101 (13.1%), discrimination because of physical appearance 1160 (13.8%), discrimination because of culture/ SC/L 1136 (13.5%), discrimination because of unfavorable family situation 1148 (13.7%), excessive Internet use 1673 (19.9%)
  2. ns not significant, EIU excessive Internet use