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Table 4 Correlates of Psychiatric Diagnosis among Almajiris (N = 213)

From: A comparative study of the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in Almajiris and public primary school pupils in Zaria, Northwest Nigeria

Variable Psychiatric diagnosis on K-SADS-PL χ2 p value
Yes frequency % No frequency %
Mother’s education
 None 32 (72.7) 12 (27.3) 6.289 0.043
 Quranic 85 (55.6) 68 (44.4)   
 Some formal education 6 (40.0) 9 (60.0)   
Often goes hungry
 Yes 84 (64.1) 47 (35.9) 5.244 0.022
 No 39 (48.1) 42 (51.9)   
Sustained injury
 Yes 69 (67.0) 34 (33.0) 7.312 0.007
 No 53 (48.6) 56 (51.4)   
Involved in a physical fight
 Yes 68 (65.4) 36 (34.6) 5.133 0.023
 No 54 (50.0) 54 (50.0)   
Bullied in the last 30 days
 Yes 75 (65.8) 39 (34.2) 6.503 0.011
 No 48 (48.5) 51 (51.5)   
Child visited parents in the last 12 months
 <3 times 103 (74.6) 35 (25.4) 47.74 <0.001
 3 or more times 18 (25.0) 54 (75.0)   
  1. Figures in italics indicate significant values