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Table 3 Factors associated with truancy among adolescents in Swaziland

From: Prevalence and correlates of truancy among adolescents in Swaziland: findings from the Global School-Based Health Survey

Factor OR (95% CI)*
Age  
< 14 0.92 (0.85, 1.00)
14 1.11 (1.04, 1.19)
15+ 1
Sex  
Male 1.22 (1.16, 1.28)
Female 1
Schooling (years)  
6 to 8 1.07 (1.01, 1.13)
9 to 11 1
Hungry  
Never 0.82 (0.75, 0.89)
Rarely 0.72 (0.62, 0.84)
Sometimes 1.30 (1.19, 1.41)
Most of the times or always 1
Drank alcohol  
Yes 1.34 (1.27, 1.42)
No 1
Number of times bullied  
0 0.74 (0.70, 0.79)
1 or 2 1.06 (0.98, 1.14)
3+ 1
Most students kind and helpful  
Never 0.85 (0.77, 0.93)
Rarely 1.46 (1.30, 1.64)
Sometimes 1.11 (1.03, 1.21)
Most of the times 0.94 (0.84, 1.06)
Always 1
Parents checked homework  
Never 0.98 (0.89, 1.07)
Rarely 1.22 (1.06, 1.40)
Sometimes 1.05 (0.96, 1.15)
Most of the times 1.03 (0.91, 1.16)
Always 1
Parents understood problems  
Never 0.92 (0.83,1.01)
Rarely 1.50 (1.32, 1.71)
Sometimes 0.95 (0.87, 1.04)
Most of the times 0.87 (0.87, 0.98)
Always 1
Parental supervision  
Never 1.05 (0.96, 1.15)
Rarely 1.34 (1.17, 1.53)
Sometimes 0.98 (0.90, 1.07)
Most of the times 0.90 (0.80, 1.01)
Always 1
  1. OR (95%CI)* adjusted for all the factors in the model