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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study sample

From: Assessment of parental nurturing and associated social, economic, and political factors among children in the West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territory (WB/oPt)

Variable Number Percentage (%)
Gender (child) Male 610 52.5
Female 552 47.5
Age (years) Less than 6 616 53.0
6 to 9 404 34.8
10 to 12 142 12.2
Family size Up to 4 193 16.6
5 to 7 683 58.8
8 and more 286 24.6
Family child born index Only child/first child 117 10.1
Middle child 333 28.7
Last child 712 61.3
Education (mother) Less than secondary 674 58.0
Secondary 227 19.5
Post-secondary 261 22.5
Education (father) Less than secondary 703 60.5
Secondary 208 17.9
Post-secondary 251 21.6
Employment (mother) Employed 103 8.9
Housewife and unemployed 1059 91.1
Employment (father) Laborer 356 30.7
Middle class manager/landowner 683 58.9
Unemployed 121 10.4
Number of persons working part-time at household No body 981 84.4
1 to 4 persons 181 15.6
Crowding ratio Two persons or less 771 66.4
More than two persons 391 33.6
Child disability No 1040 89.5
Yes 122 10.5
Child discipline Low to medium 779 67.0
High 383 33.0
Locality type Urban 439 37.8
Rural 637 54.8
camp 86 7.4
Region North WB 529 45.5
Center WB 266 22.9
South WB 367 31.6
Refugee status Refugee 350 30.1
Non refugee 812 69.9
Political violence No 686 59.0
Yes 476 41.0